Category Archives: Employment Screening

Life Ban For Fake ‘Oxford Don’

Mail Online reports that an RE teacher has been banned from teaching for life after he falsely claimed to be an Oxford don and an ex-teammate of England rugby legend Will Carling.

Paul Elliott also exaggerated his teaching positions at Liverpool Hope University, and at £16,000-a-year Churcher’s College in Hampshire.

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Don’t Take Job Applications At Face Value

An interesting article on the People Management website warns employers not to take job applications at face value, after a recent Supreme Court ruling.

The ruling centered on the case of Jon Andrewes, and acts as a reminder that employers need to consider the risks of not completing proper due diligence on new hires.

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CV Fraudster To Repay Earnings

According to the Bristol Post website, after a long-running legal battle, a man who faked a degree to land top positions within the NHS has been ordered to pay back nearly £100k in fraudulently obtained earnings.

John Andrewes pretended he had a PhD and made everyone call him ‘doctor’ as he took up senior roles in NHS trusts around the West Country.

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Finance Worker Faked Accounts To Keep Job

The Hull Daily Mail website reports that 80 workers at a Hull plastics company all lost their jobs after a finance manager falsified accounts.

Ian Fisher grossly overstated the level of work that was in progress but understated the huge debts that the company faced – meaning that a completely misleading position was shown.

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Reference Was Assassin’s Creed Character

Mail Online reports that a fraudster landed a well-paid job in the Civil Service despite supplying a reference in the name a popular Assassin’s Creed video game character.

Angelica Stoichkov was paid more than £25,000 in wages after working for the General Chiropractic Council [GCC] whilst moonlighting for DEFRA.

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Jail For Lying Doctor

According to the Independent website, a doctor killed a mother-of-three after botching a routine procedure during a hospital appointment to take samples.

Dr Isyaka Mamman – jailed for three years – was 81 at the time and had already been suspended for lying about his age.

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