Can you completely guarantee that your employees will do the right thing and uphold the strong ethical values outlined in the employee handbook? Regardless of the size of your organization, the answer is “no.”
The policies and procedures for managing food service operations vary from state to state. Thus, fraud examiners in other U.S. states and in other countries should research the rules and regulations that apply to these activities for the guidance needed to investigate them.
In my state, Washington, students in public schools conduct thousands of fundraising activities each year. Fraud examiners must understand the rules governing the entities conducting these activities to properly evaluate and investigate them. Managers can easily fail without proper direction and guidance.
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Convicted fraudster Andrea Baxendale noticed that internal controls had become lax at her job as a cost accountant, so she abused her company's trust and started to steal money for herself.
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