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Detective: Because the embezzler must have had specialized [#permalink]
04 Sep 2005, 18:15
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Detective: Because the embezzler must have had specialized knowledge and access to internal financial records, we can presume that the embezzler worked for XYZ Corporation as either an accountant or an actuary. But an accountant would probably not make the kind of mistakes in ledger entries that led to the discovery of the embezzlement. Thus it is likely that the embezzler is one of the actuaries.
Each of the following weakens the dectective's argument EXCEPT:
A) The actuaries' activities while working for XYZ Corporation were more closely scrutinized by supervisors that were the activities of the accountants.
B) There is evidence of breaches in computer security at the time of the embezzlement that could have given persons outside of XYZ corporation access to internal financial records
C) XYZ Corporation employs eight acccountants, wehreas it has only two actuaries on its staff.
D) An independent report released before the crime took place concluded that XYZ Corporation was vulnerable to embezzlement
E) Certain security measures at XYZ Corporation made it difficult for the acturaries to have access to internal financial records than for the accountants.
I also agree with C.
I think if the actuaries are more closely supervised, they will be more careful and will try not to make errors. Also, they should be scared to embezzle since they can get caught easily because of the close supervision. This would eliminate A. The only left is C since all the other answers weaken the argument.
A) would weaken the theory because it would be difficult fo the actuary to do anything illegal if their work are closely scrutinized
B) would weaken the theory as it says someone else besides the actuary can access the records
D) if an independent report was made, it means other people had access to the information. This will weaken the arguement
E) will wekaen the theory as well as it says actuaries will have to go to a lot of trouble just to get access to the information
C is the best chioce. Knowing that there are more accountants than actuaries does not challenge the theory sufficiently.