Category Archives: Employment Screening

Support Worker Banned For CV Lies

The Press & Journal website reports that a would-be support worker has been banned after her web of lies was uncovered to try and land a job working with children.

Lisa McDonald attempted to secure a job with national charity Action for Children with a fake reference, a forged signature and manufactured qualification certificates.

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UK Employers Fall Victim To Degree Fraud

According to an article on the BDaily website, almost half of UK employers have fallen foul of degree fraud, yet many do not take steps to safeguard their business.

A recent survey found that 49% of large businesses and 48% of SMEs have encountered a candidate who had lied about their degree qualifications.

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Website Sold Fake Scottish Degrees

Scotland’s The National website reports that its own journalists uncovered a website that offered to sell fake degrees from The University of West Scotland [UWS].

A university spokesperson said: “We take this matter extremely seriously and we know other higher education institutions are facing the same issue.”

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Law Firm Worker Falsified CV

The Bucks Free Press website reports that a law firm worker has been banned from ever working in the profession again after it was revealed she had falsified her CV.

Sameena Usmani responded personally to a reference request, claimed to be someone else and provided false information to back up fictitious employment history.

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Bognor Bookkeeper Stole Over £100k

The Argus website reports that a bookkeeper stole thousands of pounds from her employer to fund luxury holidays, handbags, and expensive trips to London.

Lynn Boakes set up a fake company to pay invoices worth more than £100,000 to herself from architecture firm Southfield Structural Services.

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Airport Worker Lied On CV

The Manchester Evening News website reports that a trainee worker at Manchester Airport lied on his CV when applying for a job as a security guard.

Ryan Warmbold – a former special constable – had used his old inspector as a referee, but had created a false email address in the officer’s name and wrote his own reference.

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