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Former Scopus teacher charged

Neil Lennie, a former teacher at Mount Scopus Memorial College in Melbourne, has been charged with obtaining financial advantage by deception.

Mount Scopus College.
Mount Scopus College.

NEIL Stuart Lennie, who was employed as a teacher at Mount Scopus Memorial College in the 1970s and 1980s, is facing court over fraud charges relating to his claims to hold teaching qualifications.

Based on his allegedly false qualifications, the now-72-year-old was appointed as a teacher at Mount Scopus in 1976, before moving to Haileybury College and then to Caulfield Grammar School where he worked as headmaster, and Overnewton Anglican Community College. 

Neil Lennie. Photo: Facebook

According to media reports, Lennie was suspended from Melbourne University in his first year after multiple failed subjects. Prosecutors will allege he used his father’s teaching qualifications, passing them off as his own, to obtain teaching jobs.

Lennie allegedly claimed he held a trained teaching certificate from the Melbourne Teachers’ College and that he had taught at a number of schools in the 1960s and ’70s. He is also charged with falsely claiming he held an applied science degree and a business degree.

Lennie, who currently operates the private tutoring Imperial College of Melbourne in Box Hill, has been charged with obtaining financial advantage by deception and will return to court in September.

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