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Case
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Reference no. 9-612-019
Prize winner
Compact case
Published by:
Harvard Business Publishing (2011)
Version:
20 October 2011
Length:
5 pages
Data source:
Field research

Abstract

Chris and Alison Weston describe how they, a well-educated middle class couple, ended up committing mail fraud, for which they each served a year and a half in federal prison. The case highlights for students how otherwise upstanding individuals much like themselves can commit crimes without being truly aware that they are doing it.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for postgraduate courses.

Topics

Business ethics; Accountability; Values; Conflicts of interest

Setting

The events covered by this item took place in 2002.

Geographical setting

Region:
Americas
Country:
United States
Location:
Phoenix

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Featured protagonists

  • Chris Weston (male)
  • Alison Weston (female)