Review and discuss

Please review the following and discuss the information regarding overtime fraud noted in bolded font. Use the 2018 Report to the Nations as one of your resources.

Overtime fraud is simple; an employee falsifies the number of hours the employee actually works. Most overtime schemes are not complicated; the employee determines that no one is monitoring card. Overtime fraud is a crime of opportunity. To understand the concept of opportunity, the fraud auditor needs to understand the permutations associated with the person committing the fraud scenario: Employee alone overstates her hours worked and the supervisor unknowingly approves overtime. This opportunity can occur in a staggered work‐day or by the supervisor not carefully checking time cards or not being present during the overtime hours or just a general neglect of their duties.