The Seodaemun Police Precinct announced yesterday that they charged 120 sales managers with forging university diplomas for applicants, and 300 financial consultants for submitting the bogus diplomas when they applied for jobs at the global insurance firm.
According to police, the 120 managers possessed a total of 270 fake diploma templates from local four-year universities. They provided the forged documents to 300 high school graduates who did not fulfill the minimum qualification - an undergraduate degree - in order to hire them amid employee shortages.
Stories like this pop up from time to time. 2007 was a big year for academic dishonesty, and revelation after revelation came out after the first bust, so I'm curious if we'll see more news like this trickle out as people take a harder look at white-collar workers. Never quite as moral-panicky as when foreign teachers get busted, though.