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June 28 2018

Fraudster who Lied About Education on CV to Land £120k Oil Exec Job is Jailed

A £120,000-a-year oil executive has been jailed for lying about his academic qualifications on his CV.

David Scott, 48, was sentenced to 12 months in jail after inventing three degrees and awarding himself first-class honors in petroleum engineering. He also claimed to have written an acclaimed academic paper.

Scott was managing director of Mech-Tool, a world leader in heat and blast protection in the oil and gas sector, and was paid a salary of £120,000, a resettlement package, a £10,000 car allowance and bonuses.

Scott claimed to have an MBA from Heriot-Watt, a Master of Science (MSc) in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College, and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Service Science from Imperial College.