Short Answer Problem Set

Provide a unique and supported response to each of the questions below. You are encouraged to utilize other sources besides the textbook. In your submission, please write out the question and provide the response directly afterwards.
1. Explain why the overstatement of a reserve for accumulated depreciation of an acquired company at the time of acquisition would cause an overstatement of goodwill.
2. Discuss what types of fraudulent activities could create increases in gross margin as a percentage of sales.
3. How can lifestyle changes help in detecting fraud?
4. Briefly describe how the use of databases could help in detecting kickback fraud schemes.
5. Describe the type of person that is most likely to commit a large fraud.