False credentials bill passes Illinois Senate

SPRINGFIELD - A measure sponsored by state Senator Chapin Rose that would make it a crime to present false credentials to obtain employment unanimously passed the Senate May 19, 2014.  

The legislation is a response to the now-infamous example of Dr. James Kilgore's employment at the University of Illinois.  According to Rose, "Dr. Kilgore fraudulently stole the identity of a deceased child to obtain his degree under false pretenses."  Rose also said that he's looking forward to working with the University of Illinois on their comprehensive background checks for employees.

The measure will advance to the Illinois House for consideration.
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