Sun - A high-ranking Baltimore Police commander who the agency said had stepped down for “personal reasons” in April was charged Wednesday with theft for allegedly falsifying information to obtain a salary increase. Prosecutors said Lt. Cliff McWhite, who was approaching the end of his 19th year on the force when he resigned, was charged through a criminal information with theft following a joint investigation by the State’s Attorney’s Office and Baltimore Police. McWhite is alleged to have “falsified information in order to obtain an increase in his salary in 2008 and 2009,” prosecutors said. They did not elaborate. Records show McWhite was paid $100,017 in fiscal year 2013, from a base salary of $98,000. Reached for comment, a Baltimore Police spokesman said McWhite was a “former employee” and that “we don’t have anything to say about that.”
This story caught my eye because it’s outrageous to think anyone in the world doesn’t lie on their resume. We all do it, and employers know it. What are you going to do, not exaggerate? I’m the least organized person in the world, but if you don’t think I have a bullet point on my resume that says something about “works well and stays organized in high pressure situations”, you’re kidding yourself. Everyone spews that BS. So what if you are just an intern who gets coffee, did you happen to sit at a computer that had access to the company Twitter account? Yes? Well there you go- “managed the company Twitter account with over 50,000 followers”. It’s not lying, it’s just merely stretching the truth. This guy was on the police force for 19 years and they are charging him with theft because they didn’t investigate his resume a little deeper? That’s on them, not him. It’s not like it impacted his work, by all accounts he was the GOAT at his job. Just got a few extra dollars for doing it. And if we’re being real real, that’s the kind of guy I want working for me anyway. Willing to take chances. Put his nuts on the line for the big pay day.