Making ethical decisionsSue Peters is the controller at Vroom, a car dealership. Dale Miller recently has been hired as the bookkeeper. Dale wanted to attend a class in Excel spreadsheets, so Sue temporarily took over Dale’s duties, including overseeing a fund used for gas purchases before test drives. Sue found a shortage in the fund and confronted Dale when he returned to work. Dale admitted that he occasionally uses the fund to pay for his own gas. Sue estimated the shortage at $450.RequirementsWhat should Sue Peters do?Would you change your answer if Sue Peters was the one recently hired as the controller and Dale Miller was a well-liked, longtime employee who indicated he always eventually repaid the fund?

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Making ethical decisions

Sue Peters is the controller at Vroom, a car dealership. Dale Miller recently has been hired as the bookkeeper. Dale wanted to attend a class in Excel spreadsheets, so Sue temporarily took over Dale’s duties, including overseeing a fund used for gas purchases before test drives. Sue found a shortage in the fund and confronted Dale when he returned to work. Dale admitted that he occasionally uses the fund to pay for his own gas. Sue estimated the shortage at $450.

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  1. What should Sue Peters do?
  2. Would you change your answer if Sue Peters was the one recently hired as the controller and Dale Miller was a well-liked, longtime employee who indicated he always eventually repaid the fund?
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