Saturday, October 2, 2010

Stealing The Good Life: Rash Of Embezzlement Cases May Stem From "Me" Society

Fairly light article via SunHerald (T/Y Fraud Talk).
“I would put the Big E before anything else,” Pedneault said. “They want the bigger house, they want the better vacations, they want the better lifestyle. They all think they’ll never get caught. They all think they’re smarter.
“‘A day’s pay for a hard day’s work’ — that doesn’t mean anything anymore. People are out to get what they can. I see it all the time. It’s a me society: ‘I’m going to get what’s due me.’ At what cost?”
Also, he believes, society is more willing to forgive embezzlement, particularly if the amount stolen is small. “Fraud is a much bigger problem than people realize and there’s just not enough resources out there to deal with it,” Pedneault said.

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