using the word off in place of from

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easilyconfused

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I often use the word off in place of from e.g. I stole the money off Jane. Is is simply that from is preferred, or is it absolutely wrong to use off in this context?
 

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"ripped off" is a slang term to describe stealing or a bad deal.

Paul ripped off his employer"

"That concert was a rip-off."
 
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