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I need help with a paper that is approximately 800-900 words that will describe the major and legal elements of fraud theory. Identify the roles of the forensics accountant and certified fraud examiner during an investigation assignment. I will also need references and citations. If you do not understand or cannot meet the deadline, please do not bid on the questions.

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The Fraud Theory
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The fraud theory was developed by Cressey in the year 1950 and in this theory; Cressey
identified the major elements of fraud on the grounds of the factors that drive various individuals
to indulge in fraudulent activities. This research later came to be known as the Fraud Triangle
Theory that identifies the major elements of fraud. These elements of fraud that necessitate the
occurrence of fraud include perceived pressure, the opportunity, as well as rationalization.
Opportunity involves the availability of the item involved in the fraud activity. For example, in
order for a person to steal, there must be something valuable that they can steal (Dorminey et al.,
2012). The opportunity can also include a weakness in a system that makes it sustainable to theft.
Among the three primary elements of fraud theory, an opportunity is primary very hard to
pinpoint but once identified is the easiest to control by introducing the necessary organizational
changes that make it an opportunity for fraud.
The second element of fraud theory is pressure that also refers to motivation to carry out
the fraudulent action. Pressure drives to answer the question regarding the r...

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