Asset Misappropriation Employee Fraud: A Case Study on an Automotive Company in Indonesia

  • Nanang Setiawan Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Trunojoyo Madura, Indonesia
  • Tarjo Tarjo Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Trunojoyo Madura, Indonesia
  • Bambang Haryadi Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Trunojoyo Madura, Indonesia


This study is aimed to provide an exploration of asset misappropriation employee fraud and its prevention program on an automotive company in Indonesia. This study is a case study researches collecting data by document analysis and interviews with ten informants from various departments to obtain more in-depth information about the occurrence of fraud. This study found that the most popular types of fraud on automotive company are manipulation of customer account payments (lapping), embezzlement of customer deposits that are not deposited to the company (skimming) and theft of inventory. The driving factors for committing fraud are financial pressure, lifestyle extravagant, opportunities for fraud, and lack of understanding of fraudulent behavior. Employee fraud disrupts company’s operations, consumes work time and manpower, and damages the business reputation. Fraud causes the company to incur unnecessary financial losses and expenses that will affect the company's sustainability in the future.

Keywords: asset misappropriation, employee fraud, automotive company


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How to Cite
SETIAWAN, Nanang; TARJO, Tarjo; HARYADI, Bambang. Asset Misappropriation Employee Fraud: A Case Study on an Automotive Company in Indonesia. Jurnal Ilmiah Akuntansi dan Bisnis, [S.l.], v. 17, n. 2, p. 214-233, july 2022. ISSN 2303-1018. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 13 june 2024. doi: