Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Fake engineer jailed for at least two years

A 26-year-old man who pleaded guilty to posing as a licensed Qantas maintenance engineer has been sentenced to at least two years behind bars.

Timothy McCormack worked in the job for 10 months between September 2006 and July 2007 even though he was not qualified.

Sydney's Downing Centre District Court heard McCormack was employed by Qantas in 2004 but did not pass the exam to obtain an engineer's licence.

In sentencing Judge Mark Marien said McCormack had embarked on a deliberate, calculated course of deceit to improve his status and pay rate at Qantas.

The judge described his actions as having potentially dangerous consequences.

He will be eligible for release in December 2010.

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