I have always understood take someone for something to have a similar meaning to peg someone for something. But I heard in the movie Dirty Rotten Scoundrels:
Look what I did in the dining car! She gave me 100 francs. That's like, uh... 20 bucks! Do you have any idea what it feels like to take a woman for 20 bucks?
Here take a woman for 20 bucks apparently means take 20 bucks from a woman. This also appears in another scene:
Freddy: But she has the money.
Lawrence: Only by selling everything she owns.
Freddy: Come on! She's keeping the mink. If we take her for everything, she still comes out of it with a very nice mink.
Does take someone for something mean take something from someone? I can't find this usage in dictionaries.