Builder With Fake PhDs Employed By NHS

Wednesday, 8th March 2017 at 2:38pm

The Plymouth Herald reports that a ‘Walter Mitty’ who faked qualifications to scoop two top NHS jobs and earned over £1 million – despite being a builder – has been jailed for two years.

Jon Andrewes called himself ‘doctor’ and faked PhDs on his CV in his successful to become chairman of two NHS trusts and a hospice, earning himself a six figure salary.

However, the only qualifications he had were a higher education certificate in social work from the 1970s and a PGCE in teaching.

The fraudster, who also claimed he had previously worked for the Home Office, entered the medical sector in 2004 and kept up the act for over a decade, before being discovered in 2106.

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