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A Jackpot Win

Online Exclusives ​​Christopher Kelly, DProf, FCA​, PFIIA Apr 27, 2021

A vulnerable lottery ticket system allows a store manager to steal tickets and create make-believe winnings.

​When Jenny Smith, a store manager for Australian retail chain Kangaroo Konvenience, realized she could easily defraud her employer by exploiting its point-of-sale (POS) system, she seized the opportunity. Her unsegregated sale and reconciliation duties allowed her to validate lottery tickets for herself without logging the sale in the system, leading to sizeable losses for the chain.

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​​Christopher Kelly, DProf, FCA​, PFIIA

​​Christopher Kelly is a partner at internal audit consulting firm Kelly & Yang in Melbourne, Australia.