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JoAnn Theriault

JoAnn Theriault, also known as Veronica Hilda Theriault, joined PwC as a consultant in 2012. She was appointed chief information officer for the South Australian government in 2017 but soon after was found to have committed fraud. The matter was investigated by the South Australian Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, which charged Ms Theriault with deception and dishonestly dealing with documents in relation to her application for public sector employment, and abuse of public office. Ms Theriault pleaded guilty to the charges in August 2018. She had claimed on LinkedIn that she worked as "chief geek" for accommodation booking company Wotif in Melbourne between 2011 and 2017 but she never worked there. She had also used a photograph of US supermodel Kate Upton on her falsified profile. A sentencing hearing in Adelaide in December 2017 was told she had previously shown "similar behaviour indicative of a propensity to deceive employers", including through job applications to PwC in 2012 and IBM in 2016. Ms Theriault's brother Alan Hugh Melville Corkill, 41, was charged at the same time with deception and agreeing to accept a benefit, after he provided Theriault with a fake reference, and later accepted a job within the department organised by his sister. He also pleaded guilty to the charges.
Bio last updated 09 Dec 2018

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