Cardinal rule of résumé-writing: Don't make stuff up. Or, if you happen to be like former RadioShack CEO David Edmondson, at least make up lies that are even remotely likely to be true. Edmondson apparently thought he could get away with claiming to have received two degrees one in psychology and one in theology from Pacific Coast Baptist College in California (now called Heartland Baptist Bible College and located in Oklahoma). The problem was that Edmondson finished only two semesters at the school which has never even offered a psychology major. He admitted in 2006 that he had falsified the résumé, resigning in disgrace after nearly 11 years at the company and having recently been promoted to the top of the ladder.
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With his Aug. 6 ouster, HP's Mark Hurd joins a cast of disgraced CEOs who have been forced to leave the companies they once guided. TIME takes a look at executive scandals that rocked the business world