More on Fake Degrees and Resume Fraud

Nick Fishman

In today’s “perp-walk” twenty Hewitt & Associates employees were arraigned on theft and forgery charges for scamming the company for several hundred thousand dollars.  How did they do it?  They took advantage of a tuition reimbursement program that the company extended as a benefit and claimed that they were attended classes that they never took.

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Many of you recall that we highlighted this practice earlier in the year when Chicago-area police officers were accused of purchasing fake degrees from a diploma mill for the same purpose.  This is clearly an emerging problem.  It just goes to show that no good deed goes unpunished.

Must be something in the water in the state of Illinois.  Just ask Governor Rod Blagojevich.

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Nick Fishman

Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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