Students Warned of 10-Year Jail Term for Lying on CVs

By Gary Cutlack on at

Accidentally typing "B" instead of "C" when writing your geography result on your CV could result in a jail term, students are being warned, as competition for jobs is leading some to take risks with their claims -- and face potential jail time for fraud.

The warning comes in a glossy pamphlet titled Don’t Finish Your Career Before It Starts, which is being circulated to every university in the country. It says that a furious employer may be able to charge an employee with fraud by false representation should it emerge they exaggerated results or experiences on a CV. That's a crime that carries a potential maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, should a judge have a bad day and decide to make an example out of someone. [Independent]

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