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Dishonest Scenarios

 1. While paying for groceries, Andrew forgets to remove an expensive package of meat from the bottom of his cart. The store clerk does not notice. Discovering his mistake in the parking lot, Andrew decides that he will not go back to pay for the meat. 2. Helen borrows her boyfriend's car to go shopping. She accidentally bumps into a pole and scrapes the side of the car. She knows her boyfriend will be furious if he finds out, so she tells him that she found it that way when she came out of the store. 3. Jeff is watching his favorite TV show. His friend calls him from the airport, which is 45 min away, and asks for a ride. Jeff doesn't want to miss his show, so he tells his friend that he let someone borrow his car for the night. 4. Belinda borrows her friend Samantha's jacket and accidentally leaves $40 in the pocket and a stain on the sleeve. Samantha finds the money when she takes the coat to get cleaned. Belinda hasn't mentioned the money and Samantha is broke, so she decides to keep the$40. 5. When his grades come, Ed sees the recorded grade in math is A. He later bumps into his math teacher, who tells him that he was sorry to have to give Ed an A—because he was just below the cut off. Ed says nothing. 6. Claire can't afford the ink cartridges that her kids need to print their school assignments. The office where Claire works has plenty of ink cartridges and often discards extras when new printers arrive. When nobody is looking, Claire takes an ink cartridge without asking. 7. Ellen's daughter needs medicine to relieve her chronic pain, which is available only at CVS (a pharmacy). CVS buys the medicine cheaply in large quantities and never sells out. They charge much more than Ellen can afford. The manager at CVS refuses to help, so Ellen steals some medicine. 8. In the morning Taryn promised her mother that she would come over for dinner. She doesn't feel like leaving her apartment, however, so she calls her mother and tells her that she isn't feeling well. Her mother, although disappointed, tells her she that she should stay home. 9. Alison deposits a check for $156 in her bank. When her monthly statement arrives, it lists a deposit of$165 instead of $156. Alison knows that this is a mistake, but she decides not to tell anyone at the bank about this error. 10. Every month Alvin has his paychecks deposited automatically into his bank account. When his monthly statement arrives, it lists a deposit of$3530 instead of $3503. Alvin knows that this is an error, but he does not mention the mistake to his employer. 11. Suzy takes Joe to an expensive restaurant that she can barely afford. When the bill comes, she notices that the charges do not include the bottle of wine they drank. She leaves a good tip but does not correct the mistake on the bill. 12. Priscilla's house contains a room that she uses mainly for guests and occasionally as an office. For tax purposes, she claims the room is an office, counts it as a business expense, and takes a deduction. She knows that she will never be caught. 13. During a closed-book take-home French exam, Sammy catches a glimpse of an answer on a conjugation table on his wall, which he forgot to take down. His grade won't affect other students' grades, so he decides not tell the teacher that he looked at the table. 14. Esther asks to borrow Debbie's car to go dancing when Esther really needs to study for an important test. Debbie worries about Esther failing, but she does not want to argue or anger Esther, so she tells Esther that her car is broken, although it isn't.  1. While paying for groceries, Andrew forgets to remove an expensive package of meat from the bottom of his cart. The store clerk does not notice. Discovering his mistake in the parking lot, Andrew decides that he will not go back to pay for the meat. 2. Helen borrows her boyfriend's car to go shopping. She accidentally bumps into a pole and scrapes the side of the car. She knows her boyfriend will be furious if he finds out, so she tells him that she found it that way when she came out of the store. 3. Jeff is watching his favorite TV show. His friend calls him from the airport, which is 45 min away, and asks for a ride. Jeff doesn't want to miss his show, so he tells his friend that he let someone borrow his car for the night. 4. Belinda borrows her friend Samantha's jacket and accidentally leaves$40 in the pocket and a stain on the sleeve. Samantha finds the money when she takes the coat to get cleaned. Belinda hasn't mentioned the money and Samantha is broke, so she decides to keep the $40. 5. When his grades come, Ed sees the recorded grade in math is A. He later bumps into his math teacher, who tells him that he was sorry to have to give Ed an A—because he was just below the cut off. Ed says nothing. 6. Claire can't afford the ink cartridges that her kids need to print their school assignments. The office where Claire works has plenty of ink cartridges and often discards extras when new printers arrive. When nobody is looking, Claire takes an ink cartridge without asking. 7. Ellen's daughter needs medicine to relieve her chronic pain, which is available only at CVS (a pharmacy). CVS buys the medicine cheaply in large quantities and never sells out. They charge much more than Ellen can afford. The manager at CVS refuses to help, so Ellen steals some medicine. 8. In the morning Taryn promised her mother that she would come over for dinner. She doesn't feel like leaving her apartment, however, so she calls her mother and tells her that she isn't feeling well. Her mother, although disappointed, tells her she that she should stay home. 9. Alison deposits a check for$156 in her bank. When her monthly statement arrives, it lists a deposit of $165 instead of$156. Alison knows that this is a mistake, but she decides not to tell anyone at the bank about this error. 10. Every month Alvin has his paychecks deposited automatically into his bank account. When his monthly statement arrives, it lists a deposit of $3530 instead of$3503. Alvin knows that this is an error, but he does not mention the mistake to his employer. 11. Suzy takes Joe to an expensive restaurant that she can barely afford. When the bill comes, she notices that the charges do not include the bottle of wine they drank. She leaves a good tip but does not correct the mistake on the bill. 12. Priscilla's house contains a room that she uses mainly for guests and occasionally as an office. For tax purposes, she claims the room is an office, counts it as a business expense, and takes a deduction. She knows that she will never be caught. 13. During a closed-book take-home French exam, Sammy catches a glimpse of an answer on a conjugation table on his wall, which he forgot to take down. His grade won't affect other students' grades, so he decides not tell the teacher that he looked at the table. 14. Esther asks to borrow Debbie's car to go dancing when Esther really needs to study for an important test. Debbie worries about Esther failing, but she does not want to argue or anger Esther, so she tells Esther that her car is broken, although it isn't.
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