NewsAn Italian teacher gets caught because of linguistic errors, found having a forged diploma

An Italian teacher gets caught because of linguistic errors, found having a forged diploma

The man used a forged diploma.
The man used a forged diploma.
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6:23 AM EST, November 5, 2023

For several months, a man operated as a primary school teacher in northern Italy. Throughout his tenure, no one discerned the fact that he was using a fraudulent diploma and lacked the necessary teaching qualifications. His repetitive linguistic and spelling errors eventually led to his capture.

The 50-year-old man, who worked in a primary school situated in Cremona, northern Italy, has been fulfilling the role of absent teacher for five months, according to the Italian news agency Ansa.

The notable imperfections in the man's spelling skills and expression were finally deemed alarming. This triggered suspicions with the school director, who decided to alert the police.

Simple spelling mistakes and communication difficulties stirred my doubts. These were evident issues that compelled me to take action - as explained by the director.

According to the findings of the investigation, the self-proclaimed teacher had merely completed middle school. His high school diploma was counterfeited. The investigation is ongoing, and the 50-year-old is likely to face consequences for the illegally received remuneration of 10 thousand euros (approximately 11,782 USD) for work he was unqualified for.

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