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The net income of Simon and Hobbs, a department store, decreased sharply during 2000. Carol Simon, owner of the store, anticipates the need for a bank loan in 2001. Late in 2000, Simon instructs the store's accountant to record a $10,000 sale of furniture to the Simon family, even though the goods will not be shipped from the manufacturer until January 2001. Simon also tells the accountant not to make the following December 31, 2000 adjusting entries:

- Salaries owed to employees: $900
- Prepaid insurance that has expired: $400

Why is Simon taking this action? Is her action ethical? Give your reason, identifying the parties helped and the parties harmed by Simon's action.

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It has been mentioned that the net income of the department store has decerased sharply in 2000 and there is a need for a bank loan in 2001. Through this action, Simon is looking to increase the net income of the store. She is increasing the revenue by $10,000 by recording the sale even though the goods would not be shipped and she is not recording some expenses which have been incurred. ...

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The solution explains the ethical aspects of not recording some transaction