This report emphasises the importance of background screening for senior position within an organisatino, something many large corporations fail to do, relying purely on trust.
Metro Newspaper today reported that a 'Walter Mitty' builder managed to become chairman of two NHS Trusts after claiming to have a PhD, Masters and other degrees.
Jon Andrews pocketed over £1 million in salaries and expenses during his 9 years as chairman of Torbay Healthcare Trust and Chairman of Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust . He has now been jailed for 2 years by a judge at Exeter Crown Court after admitting three counts of fraud against the Trusts.
After later making enquiries with three universities it was established that Andrew's only qualification was a higher education diploma in social work.