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Dallas Hired Tech Manager Based On Phony Résumé; Now He’s Charged With Theft

Based on his résumé, Antoine Deon Flowers was just the sort of promising young manager the city of Dallas needed to help its information services department recover from a massive hiring scandal. A former Army officer who worked for NASA as a software engineer, Flowers was an education director at a Virginia college. He spoke and wrote Spanish and was working on a master’s degree in math from Southern Methodist University. According to investigators, Flowers is charged with stealing $10,000 worth of iPads,- just three months after he started his $83,000-a-year job with the city. More troubling, a review of Flowers’ résumé by The Dallas Morning News shows that it is largely a work of fiction. It’s clear the city did little to check references on Flowers’ résumé – something called for under the city’s hiring guidelines.

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