Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

AROUND SLOVAKIA

Fake diploma used to seek pay rise

A 43-YEAR old man from the Skalica district is facing up to three years in prison for using forged state exam results and a forged diploma from Comenius University in Bratislava in a failed attempt to get a pay rise.

A 43-YEAR old man from the Skalica district is facing up to three years in prison for using forged state exam results and a forged diploma from Comenius University in Bratislava in a failed attempt to get a pay rise.

The target chosen by he man for his scam turned out to be ill-advised: he submitted the false documents to the Associated High School in Skalica, his employer, the SITA newswire wrote.

“The school's principal discovered the forgeries after verifying them with the university,” Mária Linkešová from the Trnava district police reported.

A police investigation confirmed the documents were fake. Linkešová said the man bought the forgeries, but it is not known from whom.

The vice-chancellor for education at Comenius University, Anna Predmerská, told SITA that a cursory glance revealed the documents to be forgeries.

Commenting on their appearance, she said, “They looked amateurish.” She added that the forgeries had definitely not come from a university employee.

The director of the school in Skalica is not commenting, calling the case an internal issue.

Top stories

Robert Fico has lost the electoral magic he once had Plus

But his party can still bounce back if they do the things that make parties resilient.

Robert Fico claims that Smer won the regional elections because it is the party with the most chairs in regional councils.

The ongoing struggle for a free and democratic Slovakia

The people of Slovakia deserve the credit for the remarkable progress that this country has made over the past twenty-five years, US ambassador writes.

Illustrative stock photo

How propaganda has learned to use the truth

The Czech Centre for Investigative Journalism analysed the information war in the Visegrad Group countries.

Migration crisis was one of causes for the rise in conspiracies and fake or hybrid news; illustrative stock photo

New legislation protects creditors from unfair mergers

Fraudulent mergers were a legal business model enabling unfair businesses to get rid of debts

Tightening conditions when merging companies will increase the red tape of lawful mergers and prolong this procedure.