Accounting Fraud

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Accounting 557 Assignment 1
Student EAS
Professor Alfred Greenfield
Strayer University
27 October 2013

Many organizations have been in the news over the past few years due to accounting ethical breaches that have affected their customers, employees, and the general public. I searched the Internet to locate a story in the news that depicts an accounting ethical breach. I selected Krispy Kreme. I enjoy their hot donuts and was curious to learn more about how they played with the numbers. For some reason I always want to dig into the trickery behind the manipulation of financial statements.
When we get right down to it playing games is what happens. Someone comes along and they think they know something the rest of us are too dumb to know. They think they are special and that God bestowed upon them special powers to get away with something no one else has been able to get away with in the entire history of mankind. I am intrigued with the thought process behind the faces of these people who think they have what it takes to trick the rest of us. I can only think of a few words; hubris, vanity, ego, arrogance and delusional. I do not believe it is truly possible to ever get away with anything. No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
Given the corporate ethical breaches in recent times, I will assess whether or not I believe that the current business and regulatory environment is more conducive to ethical behavior. I will say up front that as I start this paper I do not believe anything has improved in America or in the world ethically speaking. I say this with confidence but not with pride. After all we are all human and we all have a sin nature. I do not care if a person tells me they do not believe in God or if they tell me they do believe in God. Research has proven conclusively that all of us cheat. We essentially weigh everything based upon…...

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