> [frame](https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/frame) verb [ T ] (MAKE GUILTY)  
​infml to make a person seem to be guilty of a crime by providing false  information:    
It looked like somebody was trying to frame him.  
(Cambridge Dictionary)  
 


_Example_: The accused man said that he had been framed.

or
 
>[set up](https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/set-up)   
6. phrasal verb
If you are set up by someone, they make it seem that you have done something wrong when you have not.  
[informal]  
He claimed yesterday that he had been set up after drugs were discovered at his home.  
(Collins Dictionary)