Fraud : An Intentional Act

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Fraud is defined as an intentional act performed by an individual with the aim of gaining some benefits by the perpetrator (Kristin 4). The World Bank Group (2016) describes fraud as a practice involving an action or omission such as a misrepresentation through reckless, knowing misleads or with attempt to mislead another party so as to gain financial or other type of benefit, or with the intention of avoiding a responsibility. Fraud is any trick used by one party for the purpose of gaining through a dishonest advantage over another individual. An individual commits fraud with the intention of inducing another party some form of loss or inflict injury. Ashworth and Horder (368) state that fraud is a form of a dishonesty offense because its intention is to steal, deceive, deprive, take a conveyance without consent and handling of stolen goods as well as money laundering. Any type of fraud is a crime and questionable under the law. In fact, fraud as a crime calls for severe penalties such as prosecution and punishment like that of a murder. There should be no limitations as to why a fraudster should not be convicted with a criminal offense. There are different types of fraud committed through dishonesty means. Government assistance fraud is a type of crime that is common in organizations owned by the state (Bohm & Haley, 2014). Based on the level of offense committed through government assistance fraud, it is even recommended that people committing such a crime get a higher
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