Category Archives: Employment Screening

Employee Theft Affects Future Hires

An article on the Business Matters website reports that with the cost-of-living crisis seemingly driving worker theft up, businesses should be extra mindful of the financial effect of a bad hire.

The warning comes following reports from insurer Zurich UK, which shows that employee theft had increased 19% in 2022.

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Fraudster Doctor Gets Licence Back

The Wales Online website reports that a doctor who defrauded the NHS out of over £67,000 has had his medical licence returned, and has already received two job offers.

Between 2016 and 2019, Dr. Aled Jones forged hundreds of cheques and claimed for shifts he had not worked at the University Hospital of Wales.

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Bogus Doctor Earned £1m

According to the ITV News website, a woman has been found guilty of posing as a qualified doctor for more than 20 years – earning more than £1 million from the NHS.

Zholia Alemi forged documents claiming to be a psychiatrist and submitted them to the General Medical Council (GMC) in 1995.

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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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