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Myer's job hoaxer was sacked by charity

The American businessman who duped Myer into giving him a job with a six-figure salary was also sacked by charity The Smith Family after working as a general manager for 12 days.

Andrew Flanagan, who served jail time in the US and conned his way into various senior jobs in Australia, was hired as The Smith Family's general manager for NSW and ACT in 2011.

But The Smith Family spokesman Paul Andrews said Mr Flanagan was sacked during his probation period after working for the organisation for just 12 business days. A reason was not provided.

Mr Flanagan was sacked by Myer on his first day when it was revealed he had concocted his references to land the job of general manager strategy and business development.

It has since been revealed that he has either been sacked or resigned from a number of major organisations over similar falsehoods, including Bendigo Health, the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and recruitment agency Carmichael Fisher.

Myer has said it will be handing over a dossier to Victoria Police detailing its dealings with Mr Flanagan, alleging he ''engaged in deceptive actions in order to make a financial gain''.

Originally from Arkansas and settled with his family in Mount Waverley in Melbourne's east, Mr Flanagan was preparing to settle in NSW for the job.

Questions have been raised over how Mr Flanagan was able to persuade both Myer and recruiter Quest Personnel into hiring him.

Myer has since hired a new executive to replace Mr Flanagan without using a recruitment agency.

Mr Andrews from The Smith Family said Mr Flanagan was employed "via an executive search process through a reputable recruitment firm".





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