Fake Engineer Tries To Get Lighter Sentence... By Faking References

from the there's-dumb-and-then-there's... dept

Well, here's a fun one. A guy who was found guilty of faking his credentials to get a job as a maintenance engineer for the airline Qantas tried to get a lighter sentence by submitted four sterling references. But... it turns out that those references were faked as well (found via the Raw Feed). The guy didn't even do a particularly convincing job faking the references either. All four were formatted the same way and signed by the same hand, and one was from the president of a sports organization... that didn't even exist. You would think, in the age of the internet that people would assume that making up entire organizations wouldn't be particularly effective.

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Nov 25th, 2008 @ 2:06am

    Diagnosis: Compulsive Liar

    That is all.

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 25th, 2008 @ 12:35pm

    Hey, organizations can be made up despite the internet. Wasn't an organization created not too long ago to free hostages from somewhere?

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    Easily Amused, Nov 25th, 2008 @ 3:03pm

    Big Brass ones

    This guy should walk around with Truck Nutz slung on a gold chain around his neck.

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  4. identicon
    Just Wundring, Nov 26th, 2008 @ 12:01am

    janitor aka maintenance engineer

    Jail time for a job as a janitor? Fake doctors don't even go to jail (that I can recall, and there have been a few).

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