Friday, April 9, 2010

Reasons for Fraud in the workplace

A study revealed that the motivations of the perpetrators of occupational frauds and abuses were as follows:

  1. Living beyond their means
  2. An overwhelming desire for personal gain
  3. High personal debt
  4. A close association with customers
  5. Feeling pay was not commensurate with responsibility
  6. A wheeler-dealer attitude
  7. Strong challenge to beat the system
  8. Excessive gambling habits
  9. Undue family or peer pressure

Source; Detering fraud; The Internal Auditor's Perspective:Albrecht;Howe:Romney

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