Even in our business where CV fraud is regularly on our radar, this story has made our jaws drop. It turns out, Eman Sharobeem, an Australian of the year finalist, is in trouble for not telling the truth in a big way for over a decade.
Not only does it look like she lied about who she is, but she could be facing jail time for her misconduct. This scandal is more evidence of why screening should cover overseas qualifications/records, and a serious reminder that checking who someone says they are isn’t a luxury, it’s an imperative.
Here’s an excerpt from The Sydney Morning Herald’s stunning coverage:
There are a lot of things Eman Sharobeem is not: she is not a child bride.
She is not a psychologist. She is not a doctor. She is not a PhD … (either once or twice.)
But according to the corruption commission, there is one thing she definitely is – corrupt.
The former head of two publicly funded not-for-profit services supporting immigrant women and non-English speaking people in western Sydney has been found to have undertaken a calculated, widespread fraud lasting more than a decade.
In the wake of a Sydney Morning Herald investigation that revealed key parts of an ICAC investigation and a public inquiry last year, ICAC concluded on Wednesday that Ms Sharobeem had corruptly misappropriated nearly $800,000 of public funds from the Immigrant Womens Health Services and the Non-English Speaking Housing organisation.