Case | HBS Case Collection | October 2011

Chris and Alison Weston (A)

by Sandra J. Sucher and Celia Moore

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.

Keywords: Crime and Corruption; Moral Sensibility; Values and Beliefs; Conflict of Interests; Value;

Citation:

Sucher, Sandra J., and Celia Moore. "Chris and Alison Weston (A)." Harvard Business School Case 612-019, October 2011.