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Myer conman’s seedy past

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Melbourne man Andrew Flanagan, who bluffed his way into a job as an executive at Myer after lying on his CV, allegedly has a history of lying to employers.

Flanagan, who was sacked on his first day at Myer after being found of falsifying his CV, recently left his position as head of the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry after telling similar lies, according to a report by Fairfax media.

The father of four was fired on his first day at Myer this week as group general manager of strategy and business development after lying about working for major retailers like Zara.

Questions have been raised over how Flanagan managed to be hired after he was screened by Quest Personnel, a recruitment agency.

Fairfax media has revealed that the the American-born who also goes by the pseudonym of Jeffrey Flanagan, resigned from his previous position after being questioned over his credentials.

Flanagan was hired by the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce after claiming to have held the position of CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia.

The Fairfax report alleges that he never held this position.

It has also been revealed that Flanagan has links to Victorian Independent MP Geoff Shaw, who faces controversy himself over misuse of his taxpayer-funded car.

Flanagan’s wife Ena works for Shaw as an electorate officer.

Documents obtained by Fairfax show that the Mount Waverley resident filed for bankruptcy in 2009.