For this discussion assignment, read the following articles that detail the case of Denise Ezekiel, the former payroll director for the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) who plead guilty to fraud charges (article links below). Although the amount of the loss to the MSP was relatively small as compared to other fraud schemes, there were still ramifications associated with this fraud.
McGovern, B. (2018, April 20). Staties detail claim of theft vs. agency's payroll boss Boston Herald (MA).
Smith III, L. P. (2018). Victimization of the Massachusetts State Police. Fraud Magazine.
Based on the facts as presented in the articles and what you have learned in this module, address the following issues:
- What types of fraud were committed by Ezekiel?
- How did this fraud affect individuals, organizations, and society?
- Evaluate Ezekiel as a fraud suspect. Does she fit the profile of a fraudster? Why or why not?
- Explain why she committed fraud as explained by the Fraud Triangle and Fraud Scale?
Please make sure that your post answers each question completely and comprehensively. Be detailed in your discussion response. Be sure to support your statements with logic and argument, citing any sources referenced.
Your initial post must cite at least 3 academic resources (other than the listed articles) and the textbook to support your response.