Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson Out After Embellishing Résumé

Scott Thompson had only been Yahoo's CEO for four months, and now he's out. All because his résumé embellished his college degree.

Thompson's published Yahoo bios — including the one in the company's latest annual report, a legal document that CEOs must personally swear are truthful — have claimed that he holds a bachelor's degree in both accounting and computer science from Stonehill College. His degree is actually in accounting only.

There was some initial speculation that the computer science listing was accidental, but that has been disproven.

Obviously, résumé fraud is nothing new, but this is a particularly notable case — both because of Thompson's high-ranking position, and because his fraud was relatively minor.

Now that Thompson is gone, Yahoo media chief Ross Levinsohn will be named interim CEO.

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