Woman JAILED For Lying on Resume and LinkedIn
We've all fibbed a time or two in life, especially when it comes to acting like you're the perfect person for a certain job you really want. But how far is too far when it comes to making things up? Here's one extreme example:
Veronica Hilda Theriault is a 46-year-old Australian woman who lied about her work experience to land a $185,000 job as chief information officer with South Australia's Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
She also used a profile photo of supermodel Kate Upton on her LinkedIn profile, likely leading prospective employers to think she was a whole lot different looking than she actually is. (Theriault, like Upton, is blonde, but allegedly the resemblance ends there.)
CNN reports that she also posed as a former employer during a reference check, and gave herself a glowing recommendation. Now that just sounds like identity fraud point blank.
On Tuesday, these indiscretions resulted in Theriault being sentenced to more than two years in prison for deception, dishonesty and abuse of public office.
Two years?! Locked up in prison just to try to get a job?! I mean yeah, the job seems like a good one, but I'm not risking my freedom to secure any position!
At least she'll have twenty four full months to think about that bad decision. Let's all use her as an example to not lie too much, especially when it involves the government.