Welcome to Unit 3 . Introduction to Fraud Examination. DEBATE. Discount Plus Company has been concerned for some time about its cash flows. Since the company began five years ago, Discount’s business has increased steadily, yet cash flows have remained virtually the
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Introduction to Fraud Examination
Discount Plus Company has been concerned for some
time about its cash flows. Since the company began
five years ago, Discount’s business has increased
steadily, yet cash flows have remained virtually the
same every year. You have been hired by Discount
Plus to detect possible fraud within the company.
Discount’s management is almost certain that one of
its accountants is embezzling cash and has informed
you that it has already begun installing surveillance
cameras in possible “problem areas.” In addition,
management is considering some form of covert
operation to detect the fraud.
a. What problems or dilemmas is Discount’s management facing
by installing cameras and implementing a
covert (undercover) operation?
b. What privacy issues are there to consider?
Applies to governmental agencies against an individual;
How does this fit in when we tackle the issue of private industry;
Do workers have rights? Let’s explore
Do you think that if the investigation has some potential illegal aspects, and/or breaches an employee’s right to privacy, it is justified in detecting fraud?