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I have a question for a cop. I have a friend that is applying for several jobs in my state (AZ) and he only has a GED. He ordered some fake Bachelors degree online for like $100 bucks and is applying for all kinds of jobs lying about his education. Canít he get into trouble for this? I almost want to report him, because this just isnít morally right if anything else. Just looking for your opinion on what I should do. I want to become a cop and feel it is my place to do something, may just be anonymous about it. He said their is some service that an employer can even call to verify this fake degree. What is this world coming to?
03-16-04, 07:34 PM
WHAT??? Yeh, go ahead and turn your friend in. Any company doing a decent background check will find out he's a phony. I wouldn't worry about it. It's just funny that you "feel it is my place to do something"...have mercy.
He is MAJOR LEAGUE stupid.
The on-line fake degrees do not come via Yale, Harvard or UCLA. The BI investigators KNOW who they are and he will be found out, DQ'd permanently from that dept and from ANY other dept that finds out he did that crap.
A GED is OK. Not wonderful but if he can otherwise pass the tests, he will do fine.
Matter of fact, we require you to sign that all of the info you supplied is true and correct to the best of your ability. If you make a false statement in writing to us, we will arrest you. Not a very good way to get "into" a police department ??!!
03-16-04, 08:16 PM
If you make a false statement in writing to us, we will arrest you. Not a very good way to get "into" a police department ??!!
Sure it is...just not the part he was looking for. :rolleyes:
Sounds like someone wants guided tour of our holding cell !
03-16-04, 11:53 PM
A few years ago some guy in the NW US got hired by a small PD by using a false (Forged) Basic Law Enforcement Training certificate. It got checked and the guy was terminated, then arrested for Forgery. The diploma was a document, a written instrument, it had value, was offered for gain or profit, with intent to deceive, and therefore satisfied the elements of the crime.
03-16-04, 11:57 PM
I hope him lying catches up to him. I take it personal on things like that because I have stayed my butt in school and are earning a degree. This idiot goes online and orders some bs degree only because he wants the title. I hope the depts see right though that crap and dont hire him.