I am looking for an idiomatic word to describe what a deadbeat does of refusing repaying. In my country, this behavior is described as 'laizhang', literally means a person refusing to repay the money he owes intentionally. an example of it would be:
That deadbeat, he borrowed $1000 from someone last year and promised to repay it this year, but now he___, denying the loan he owes and trying to get away with it.
Is there a general word to say it in English? What do you call this behavior in daily life conversation? thanks.
edit: @1006a I am looking for a word to specifically describe someone who can pay but won't in spoken English, I think that's a different request, thanks.