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.