Job applicant caught trying to cheat on polygraph

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Posted: Oct 12, 2010 9:07 PM
Job applicant caught trying to cheat on polygraph

A Washington State Patrol manager arriving at the Olympia headquarters for a meeting noticed a book on the seat of a parked car about "how to beat the lie detector." The Patrol said Criminal Records Manager Heather Anderson called the Human Resources division last Wednesday and was told a job candidate was in the process of taking a polygraph exam.

When the patrol matched the candidate to the car he was told he would not be considered for the job, a civilian manager in the property management division.

Spokesman Dan Coon said Tuesday that past misdemeanors, such as marijuana possession, don't automatically disqualify someone for a job with the patrol, but lying does.