first_imgMost staff would report office fraudsters to bossesOn 17 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today Most workers say they would report colleagues who are cheating the companyin the wake of the Enron and WorldCom scandals. The survey by YouGov, on behalf of KPMG Forensic, finds 83 per cent ofpeople would report colleagues for major incidents of fraud, while 44 per centwould report them for minor incidents, such as stealing stationery. Alex Plavsic, head of fraud investigations at KPMG Forensic, said this is amarked change. “In the past, we’ve found that employees have felt less inclined toreport obvious incidents of fraud due to their unwillingness to turn-in fellowemployees, but now, as our survey shows, there has been a significantturn-around in people’s behaviour. “The impact that some of the recent corporate failures have had onpeople’s lives, which has often resulted in huge numbers of job losses, mayhave led to a significant change of attitude towards fraud in theworkplace.” But, the survey of 1,807 people found respondents were less worried aboutthe crimes they benefited from, with 41 per cent admitting to having lied toget a day off. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

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