InDaily

Adelaide's independent news

Support

Senior SA public service job gained through "web of deceit"

News

A former South Australian public servant devised an “elaborate plan of deception” to fraudulently land her senior State Government job, a court has heard.

Print article

Veronica Theriault appeared in the District Court today after she pleaded guilty to deception and dishonesty charges that took place in 2017.

Prosecutor Sarah Attar said Theriault had woven a “web of deceit”, which involved a fake resume, impersonated reference and falsified medical certificate in a senior role at the Department of Premier of Cabinet.

She then used her position to hire her brother, Alan Hugh Melville Corkill, who has pleaded guilty to similar charges.

But Stephen Apps, for Theriault, told the court she was “off with the pixies” and blamed the hiring practices of the State Government for failing to thoroughly screen his client.

The pair was arrested last September following an investigation by South Australia’s Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, Bruce Lander.

Their bail was continued ahead of court appearances in December.

– AAP

We value local independent journalism. We hope you do too.

InDaily provides valuable, local independent journalism in South Australia. As a news organisation it offers an alternative to The Advertiser, a different voice and a closer look at what is happening in our city and state for free. Any contribution to help fund our work is appreciated. Please click below to become an InDaily supporter.

Powered by PressPatron

More News stories

Loading next article

Subscribe to InDaily – it’s free!

South Australia’s locally owned, independent source of digital news.

Subscribe now and go in the monthly draw* for your chance to WIN a $100 Foodland voucher!

Subscribe free here

*Terms and conditions apply

Welcome back!

Did you know it’s FREE to subscribe?

Subscribe now and go in the monthly draw* for your chance to WIN a $100 voucher!

Subscribe

*Terms and conditions apply