Traveling in High Style on the Organization's Dime, Part 2

By Joseph R. Dervaes, CFE, ACFE Fellow, CIA

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As we covered in part one, travel fraud is one of the most common forms of fictitious expense schemes I have encountered during my career. Instead of overstating a real business expense, these employees invent travel activities and submit false expense reports.  

Which employees will file false travel vouchers with their employers? Of course, anybody conceivably could meet the criteria of the three elements of the fraud triangle. Every employee has the opportunity to commit travel fraud. Those who do commit these crimes have motivations and justifications for their behavior that most of us simply cannot understand.


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