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21.During an admission-seeking interview, Andrew Douglas, the primary suspect, repeatedly began his responses with the phrase “to tell the truth.” Additionally, he had trouble remembering several key facts regarding the events in question, even though his memory of the small details was excellent. Andrew’s verbal clues likely indicate that he is being truthful.
22.Private employers conducting an internal investigation are generally required to give Miranda warnings before commencing an admission-seeking interview with a non-union employee.
23.Oral confessions are as legally binding as written confessions.
24.Generally, there is nothing illegal about accusing an innocent person of misdeeds as long as:
a.The accuser has predication to believe the accused has committed an offense.
b.The accusation is made under reasonable conditions and in private.
c.The accuser does not take any action that is likely to make an innocent person confess.
d.All of the above
25.During an admission-seeking interview in which an accusation has been made, the respondent will normally object to the accusation and attempt to deny it. When you are convinced of the respondent’s guilt, it is important to:
a.Interrupt the denial.
b.Ask the respondent to put the denial in writing.
c.Repeat the denial for confirmation of understanding.
d.None of the above
26.When the subject of an investigation has been accused of misconduct, establishing a morally acceptable rationalization might allow the accused to reconcile his actions with his conscience. Which of the following is not an example of an acceptable rationalization?
a.The accused has been unfairly treated by his management.
b.The accused felt that he needed to get back at someone in the organization.
c.The accused is a bad person by nature.
d.The accused engaged in the misconduct for the benefit of others.
27.During an admission-seeking interview, the accused individual will likely present reasons why he or she could not have committed the offense. When this occurs, the fraud examiner should step in and diffuse these alibis by:
a.Discussing the accused’s deceptions
b.Displaying the physical evidence
c.Discussing the testimony of other witnesses
d.Any of the above
28.In an admission-seeking interview, once the accused has provided a verbal confession, the interviewer should focus on obtaining:
a.An estimate of the total amount of money involved
b.A motive for the offense
c.The names of other people who are involved
d.All of the above
29.When obtaining a written confession during an admission-seeking interview, which of the following is not an item that should be included in the written statement?
a.Willingness to cooperate
b.Promise of leniency
d.Intent to perpetrate the crime
30.When obtaining a written statement during an admission-seeking interview, the investigator should prepare the statement for the confessor to sign.
31.All notes taken by the interviewer should be preserved, as they may be needed if the case goes to trial.
32.James Turner, CFE, was called in to investigate a sales skimming case at Durant Hardware. During an admission-seeking interview of Nadia Brown, the primary suspect, James asked, “Did you just want some extra money, or did you do this because you had financial problems?” Nadia began crying and nodded yes. This small admission as a response to James’ question is called a: