Sun, Dec 07, 2008
Man Lied About Qualifications For Job
A former Qantas Airways mechanic who lied about his
qualifications to get the job is likely facing what a judge
indicated will be a substantial prison term.
New South Wales Judge Mark Merien said, "This is someone who not
only was carrying out maintenance on Qantas jets carrying large
numbers of people, but was actually certifying work done by other
people. It's the potential of the harm that could have been
Timothy McCormack, 27, pleaded guilty last September to fraud in
obtaining the job with Qantas. McCormack passed himself off as a
Civil Aviation Safety Authority-licensed maintenance engineer and
was employed by the airline for 10 months, certifying the
airworthiness of Qantas 747s.
Sydney Jacobs, lawyer for the defense, described his client as a
disturbed individual who attempted to live in a "perfect parallel
universe. My client is trying to create for himself this
mythological place where he had greater status and where he could
in fact hide from his utter self-loathing."
Testifying to the court, a psychologist who evaluated McCormack
described him as a "pathological liar," The Sydney Morning Herald
McCormack's sentencing is expected on December 17.
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