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Woman jailed after lying on her resume and faked references to land $185,000 per year job

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Australian girl who lied on her resume in 2017 and faked “glowing” references to safe a mouth-watering job provide with an Australian regional authorities has been sentenced to not less than a year in jail, CNN reported.

46-year-old Veronica Hilda Theriault was convicted on Tuesday December third 2019, of deception, dishonesty, and abuse of public workplace, relating to her 2017 utility for the chief info officer position, which got here with an annual wage of 270,000 Australian {dollars} (US$185,000).

Theriault labored within the place with South Australia’s Department of the Premier and Cabinet for over a month and earned about 33,000 Australian {dollars} ($22,500) earlier than being fired.

She pleaded responsible to all fees and obtained a 25-month sentence with a non-parole interval of a year.

The Southern Australian Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Court papers present that she submitted a fraudulent resume to the division with false info relating to her schooling and prior employment. After she was granted an interview, she additionally posed as a earlier employer throughout a reference examine, during which she “gave glowing feedback” about her personal efficiency.

Theriault’s lies did not finish there, in accordance to the report. In earlier submissions, the court docket heard that she used a photograph of supermodel Kate Upton as her LinkedIn profile photograph.

And after beginning the place in August, she was discovered to have employed her brother, regardless of him missing the {qualifications} to carry out the position.

Australian Veronica Hilda Theriault has pleaded responsible to lying on her resume to land a high-paying authorities job. Photo supply: Fox News

Her case grew to become suspicious to the division after her psychological well being deteriorated shortly after she began working within the place.

In his sentencing remarks, Judge Michael Boylan mentioned he had taken Theriault’s psychological well being into consideration, however he added that the costs had been “serious” and there was a component of planning in her deceitful conduct.

“You fraudulently obtained employment for which you were paid a large salary and in the course of which you may have had access to sensitive material,” he mentioned.

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Theriault’s protection counsel beforehand advised the court docket that she was “deeply ashamed and embarrassed” by the revelation, and her crimes concerned a “unique set of circumstances that were unlikely to be repeated,” in accordance to CNN 7 News.

The court docket was additionally advised she had beforehand used resumes with false info to receive employment at two corporations in 2012 and 2014.

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