CV lies could lead to 10 years in jail

CV lies could lead to 10 years in jail

Lying about the amount of time you’ve spent working at company could lead to time spent behind bars instead, a new guide from the fraud prevention service has warned.

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Comments (6)

  • porchester39
    Wed, 30 Mar 2016 1:37pm BST
    I remember a series of 'The Apprentice' where a candidate had lied profusely and he was hired by Alan Sugar!!!!
  • Some Guy
    Some Guy
    Sun, 4 Jan 2015 1:04am GMT
    Id imagine a brain surgeon at a childrens hospital having faked his/ her qualifications would probably get you 10 years Adam Burton.
  • mrlewish
    Wed, 23 Jul 2014 3:14pm BST
    So all politicians go to jail?
  • Pkp
    Sat, 5 Jul 2014 7:17am BST
    Could it be a right solutions? Can a company run behind/spend money for punishing the lier when they will have their important missions to execute?

    Seems, good for reading, will it really work, at least in most of the reality cases?

    Also, how is it possible to identify if there are white lies in project contnet, roles played, technologies used, skills showed, awards received as described CV. Also many soft data which is critical to identify a right talent? How this punishment can be applied here?
  • Paul Strickland
    Paul Strickland
    Fri, 4 Jul 2014 6:20pm BST
    A HR Manager working the NHS who said she was CIPD qualified was caught out by an audit. NHS Counter Fraud prosecuted her and she received a few months in prison which may have been suspended.
    I'm a bit wary of CIFAS as this is more a sales memo which HR Grapevine has picked up on.