York exec hired with ‘bogus’ degree

10 per cent of all resumés cite fraudulent education, says expert
By Amanda Silliker
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/26/2013

York University in Toronto recently discovered that Michael Markicevic — a former executive facing criminal and civil fraud charges for a phony invoice scheme at the university — cited a fake degree on his resumé when he was hired.

“He submitted a CV containing a bogus degree in order to obtain a position at York,” the university said in a court filing obtained by the Toronto Star.

Markicevic, former assistant vice-president of campus services and business operations at York, cited he had an MBA from Auburn State University — but no such university exists.