Fraud Detection

Option #1: Fraud Detection

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Trina Jones is the night manager of a local doughnut shop that is running successfully. The shop is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is not busy at night, so Trina runs the shop by herself. She makes deposits every morning at the local bank before going home.

Also, none of the other employees wants to work at night. Since opening eight months ago, Trina cannot find anyone to work the night shift, so she has not missed one night of work as a result.

Trina feels overworked and underpaid. The owner of the shop, Chris Barker, has often praised Trina for her hard work and dedication to the company. But, Chris is concerned that a couple times a week, an entire batch of doughnuts is thrown away with the reasoning that they have been overbaked and are not suitable for sale. Other than that, Trina has been an ideal employee.

Recently, Trina has yelled at people on the shifts before or after hers for seemingly insignificant reasons. She was hired as manager because she seemed quite personable. Indeed, for most of her employment, she has gotten along with everyone and been very easygoing. But business has been slowing down lately, so Trina does not have much interaction with people all night long. She has also been stating that she has not been getting enough sleep lately.

Yesterday, Trina came to work in a brand new Lexus. She said her grandfather helped her purchase the car.

In a well-written paper, answer the following questions:

  • What areas of the business are most at risk for fraud?
  • Identify any symptoms of fraud that appear to exist at the doughnut shop.
  • What steps could be taken to reduce opportunities for fraud?
  • Assess the impact of any fraud.

Adhere to the following standards:

  • The paper should be 3-4 pages in length, not counting the title or references pages, which must be included.
  • Review the grading rubric, which can be accessed from the Course Information page.
  • Be sure to follow the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements.

Support your interpretation with evidence from the textbook and a minimum of one peer-reviewed journal article, other than the articles from this module’s required readings. Please USE CRITICAL THINKING AND SUPPORT.

I will be providing some of the articles required to be used for the paper, you can add more if you will like. Please provide in text citations. I had situations before where the tutor never added in text citation or anything from the reference list.