This article tells the story of a U.S based employee (Bob) hiring someone from China (the contractor) to do his work. The contractor did all of Bob's work, and Bob just surfed the web all day at his job.
The article says that Bob's bosses absolutely loved "his work". Eventually Bob's "scheme" was discovered and after that, he was fired.
So, my question is, what exactly is the problem here? The company hired someone (Bob) for certain tasks to be done, and that person ensures that the tasks are being done as best as possible. In some sense, Bob has made himself a "manager". He manages a guy in China to get his work done.
There is no "scamming the company" here either, because if the company is paying that much to Bob to get that work done, this means that the company thinks the work is worth the salary that they pay to Bob. If they thought that they could get the same work done for cheaper, they would already find someone else to do the work for less.
So, what exactly is/are the issue(s) here?