The Crucible Case Summary

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1. Miller fits the profile of the average fraud perpetrator in that he gained the trust of his employer, he wasn’t violent, he worked where he committed the fraud and he spent the money he stole to have a better lifestyle. He would not have been able to continue the lifestyle he had without the money he was stealing. He was also stealing from new employers to pay back the prior employers. He differed from the average fraud perpetrator in that he admitted what he had done and promised to pay back the money he had stolen. The more he did it, the more it became an addiction. These characteristics made it difficult to detect him because everyone he worked for and with trusted and liked him. Although they didn’t like him for what he had but…show more content…
Aside from that, he had promised to pay back the money he had stolen and believed he would. He was stealing the money because he wanted people to like him and he thought this was the way to do it. 4. The framed T-shirt tells me that he really wanted to have things and needed the money to have the things he wanted. The lifestyle red flags that could have tipped off the company to the possibility of fraud would be the new expensive cars, the expensive clothes, the houses that his income would not have been able to support. 5. Companies don’t like to prosecute white-collar criminals because they are afraid of how it will make the company look. It makes it look as though they aren’t able to keep control of what is going on internally. The problem with this lies in that others may commit fraud or continue to commit fraud because they know the company won’t prosecute. Law enforcement officials could make it a law that companies have to come forward when they are aware of fraud and prosecute the perpetrator. Another thing that can be done, since companies are afraid of this being public, law enforcement can make it more private. If employees know this is implemented, then they will be less likely to commit
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