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know about the company’s internal control system; that is, she did not know that her cash drawer was subject to surprise cash counts. When her drawer was selected for a cash count, management discovered that Petra had undertaken a skimming operation wherein she stole approximately $800 from her employer. Although Petra did not take much money, she was still terminated from her employment.
A hoard of cash was discovered in a fast-food retail outlet when the external auditors included a surprise cash count as one of their audit steps. When the auditors couldn’t reconcile the cash in the registers with the register tapes, they discovered that the employees had hidden cash throughout the store. They found caches in the ceiling, taped to the bottom of the portable ovens, and even inside toilet tanks. Apparently, cash receipts were deposited directly to the bank and the register tapes were mailed to centralized accounting. There was no reconciliation of the deposits with the register tapes.
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