The Town Clerk

The town clerk receives the mail for the Town of Charity, every day. Included in the mail are utility payments, both in cash and check form. The amount of money taken in by the Utility Department is lower than it should be. The Utility Department also takes in checks and cash on a daily basis. No customer has complained that they are not credited for payment of their bill. Different people make the ledger entries in the Utility Department Office. Different people make the bank deposits. How did she commit the fraud?

Discuss this situation with your classmates. Establish your theories and solutions. Remember your readings and the fraud triangle.

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