An Australian woman was sentenced Tuesday to a minimum of one yr in jail for mendacity on her resume to land a $185,000 a yr authorities job, in response to a report.
Veronica Hilda Theriault, 45, was charged in September 2017 with deception, dishonestly coping with paperwork and abuse of public workplace, Australia’s ABC reported. She pleaded responsible to all the fees.
On Tuesday, District Court docket Choose Michael Boylan gave Theriault 25 months in jail, 12 of which aren’t eligible for parole.
Boylan stated Theriault utilized for the job of chief info officer with the Division of Premier and Cupboard (DBC). The appliance was stuffed with false references, a fabricated training, and an embellished work historical past, he stated.
“That CV led to you being interviewed for the job – you supplied that document to the Department of Premier and Cabinet and [it] is the basis for dishonestly dealing with documents,” Boylan stated.
Boylan additionally stated Theriault pretended to be one of many references when a recruiter referred to as as a part of the hiring course of.
“She gave glowing feedback at your performance, but in fact you were impersonating Ms. Best,” Boylan stated. “The real Ms. Best had not given you a reference.”
The courtroom additionally heard arguments that Theriault was employed within the place for a couple of month earlier than her mental health declined and her fraud was uncovered, ABC reported.
The Division of Premier and Cupboard didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.