Lying for a job: Famous resume fibbers

Published On: May 15 2012 10:24:00 AM EDT

Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson is only the latest big name to be accused of padding their resume.

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Adam B. Wheeler -- He lied about his entire academic background to get into Harvard University, plagiarizing essays and research proposals that would eventually earn him more than $40,000 in grants and prizes. Wheeler was outed in 2009 when he applied for Rhodes and Fulbright scholarships and a professor noticed similarities between his application and the work of a colleague.