Quiz 7: Investigating Theft Acts

Business

Suggestions: • Being a fraud investigation expert my job is to find out if there is any fraud being done by the newly employed employee. The investigation procedure must be totally undercover as the owner of the organization just wants to find out the truth, and at the same time does not want to hurt the employee just on the basis of a suspicion. Thus, I need to be cautious in my efforts, and at the same time effective. • The best plan is to track the promotional coupons. There are certain coupons with pre-noted coupon ids. When they are collected by the front office for reimbursement, the names and contact number of the individuals carrying them are collected, or they are followed in person, with suitable cover. • On further interrogation, if they reveal their connection with the particular employee, then the fraud is open. If on random and repeated selection of coupons, there are occasions where no connection is observed between the coupon holders and the employee, then it is almost certain that there is no fraud in the background.

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By the theft act investigation procedures, the auditors, examiners of fraud, the security officers investigate the fraud cases directly. They gather electronic proof, and perform surveillance, invigilation and covert operations to examine the suspected fraud cases. The overall theft act investigation process is performed technically, which involves a less number of people and avoid the public announcement of the process. These technical procedures will not wrongly convict guiltless people and even they use the words audits, inquiry instead of using the word investigation.

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