Fraud in Nonprofit Organizations: Profiteering at the Expense of Others

Document Type


Department or Administrative Unit


Publication Date

Fall 2008


The purpose of this study is to offer some case studies of frauds taking place in governmental and charitable organizations. While people are familiar with the exploits of Enron and other corporate scandals, many people have simply overlooked the frauds that have occurred within nonprofit organizations. The operation of those organizations relies heavily on the trust and faith of the public. Fraud cases in such organizations, however, can severely undermine public confidence, which causes the nonprofit sector as a whole to suffer. As the public becomes more aware of these frauds, it is hoped that all sectors of society will demand better accountability.


Journal of Business and Accounting

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