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Fraud: A culturally constructed phenomenon

  • Hendi Yogi Prabowo

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Yogyakarta   /   Sat, August 8, 2020   /  09:33 am
Fraud: A culturally constructed phenomenon Loan fraud suspect Maria Pauline Lumowa (center) arrives at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on July 9 escorted by National Police personnel and the Law and Human Rights Ministry's extradition team. Serbia granted Indonesia's request for the extradition of the fugitive, who had been wanted for 17 years for allegedly stealing billions of rupiah from Bank Negara Indonesia in a 2003 loan fraud operation. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

The Indonesian chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) recently released a report on occupational fraud in Indonesia called Survei Fraud Indonesia 2019 (SFI 2019). The respondents in the surveys were antifraud practitioners and scholars in Indonesia. The report provides a picture of trends in occupational fraud in Indonesia and explores how it affects various organizations in the country. It also depicts patterns of behavior and the multiple ways occupational fraud is perpetrated. Based on the survey, the majority of the identified occupational fraud schemes in Indonesia are those of corruption. The survey covers multiple types of fraud under three broad categories, corruption, asset misappropriation and financial statement fraud. The survey found that the greatest number of fraud offenses were made by employees of organizations (31.8 percent). The second and...

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