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“Mystery” woman Løberg’s case pans out. Liv Løberg, the ex director of administration at SAFH (the Norwegian Registration Authority for Health Personnel), says she’s willing to cooperate fully with police in connection with charges of forgery. Her past is quite murky. On Friday, Løberg resigned immediately after VG revealed she’d falsified her academic qualifications and parts of her CV. SAFH approves doctors’, dentists’, and nurses’ authorisation. Løberg claimed to have attended the London School of Economics (LSE) and Queen Mary’s at the University of London. She also alleges having studied at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH).

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“Mystery” woman Løberg’s case pans out

Published on Sunday, 27th June, 2010 at 19:09 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Liv Løberg, the ex director of administration at SAFH (the Norwegian Registration Authority for Health Personnel), says she’s willing to cooperate fully with police in connection with charges of forgery. Her past is quite murky.

LSE main entrance (Illustration photo)
London School of Economics: One of the institutions Liv Loeberg claims to have studied at.LSE main entrance (Illustration photo)
Photo: Umezo Kamata/Wikimedia Commons


Rumours

On Friday, Løberg resigned immediately after VG revealed she’d falsified her academic qualifications and parts of her CV. SAFH approves doctors’, dentists’, and nurses’ authorisation.

Løberg claimed to have attended the London School of Economics (LSE) and Queen Mary’s at the University of London. She also alleges having studied at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH).

In separate press statements to The Foreigner, neither institution says they have a record of Liv Løberg or, as she used to be known, Liv Ranes-Kendall.

Recent rumours at Løberg’s office suggested all was not what it seemed, according to Jørgen Holmboe, who’s been acting director of SAFH for just two weeks.

“I myself have heard people say “are you aware that she calls herself a nurse without being one”, but chose to ignore it. We’d never have imagined she could have been as deceitful as she was,” he tells Aftenposten.

Holmboe goes on to say it turns out Løberg isn’t a qualified nurse, but educated as an auxiliary nurse in Sweden.

SAFH has no details of her other education prior to 1990 because documentation has never been produced. Holmboe admits they only ever checked one reference before employing her.

Disappointing

This isn’t the first time questions have been raised about her competence. Løberg was head of personnel at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute for two years from 1998.

“She didn’t do a good job here and we agreed, therefore, it was best she resigned,” the institute’s managing director, Kjell Rud, tells Dagbladet.

Løberg was hired on the basis of her education, as well as her experience and good references as head of welfare at the National Insurance Office (now NAV).

But she wasn’t a qualified economist. Rud doesn’t think their decision seems so strange anymore in light of current events.

“I was disappointed,” he says.

Open

Løberg also didn’t tell her husband, who claims he had no idea about her forged academic qualifications until two days ago when the scandal broke.

“I am as shocked and disappointed as everyone else,” her husband Gerrit Løberg, head of security for Parliament, tells Aftenposten.

He goes on to say the pressure on her is now too great, and the whole process reminds him of a public execution.

Her lawyer, Tom A. Næss, says he hasn’t asked her about why she forged her CV, but has recommended complete openness.

“My impression is this all happened a long time ago, and has gathered momentum only recently. She says she’ll follow my advice to admit everything. As she chose to put all her cards on the table when it came to VG, it would be meaningless not to do the same regarding the police,” he tells Dagbladet.

Jørgen Holmboe admits to Aftenposten there’s room for improvement from their side.

“I don’t believe we’re naïve, but this matter shows we have to focus on checking every bit of information more thoroughly. We haven’t ensured that SAFH has adequate systems for this,” says Holmboe.



Published on Sunday, 27th June, 2010 at 19:09 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: liv, loeberg, progress, party, frp, queen, mary, college, london, university, school, economics, nhh, norwegian, business, administration, .





  
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