Bloomberg: Wal-Mart spokesman resigns over false information in resume

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COMMERCIAL IMAGE - In this photo taken by AP Images for Walmart, Walmart and Hollywood executives speak at a press conference on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 in Los Angeles. Walmart announced an exclusive in-store disc-to-digital service, which gives movie lovers the freedom to watch their DVD/Blu-ray collections from Internet-connected devices. Pictured from left, David Tovar, vice president, communications, Walmart U.S, John Aden, executive vice president for general merchandising, Walmart U.S., Simon Swart, executive vice president and general manager, North America, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Dennis McGuire, president, worldwide home media distribution, Paramount Pictures, David Bishop, president, Sony Picture Home Entertainment, Craig Kornblau, president, Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Ron Sanders, president, Warner Home Video. (Casey Rodgers/AP Images for Walmart)
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(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc's (WMT.N) Chief Spokesman David Tovar resigned after the company allegedly found that he had lied about his academic record in his resume, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.

While conducting a due-diligence screening, Wal-Mart discovered that Tovar had lied about receiving a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Delaware in 1996, the report said. (bloom.bg/1m9M58E)

An academic-records official from the University of Delaware confirmed to Bloomberg that Tovar never received the diploma.

Tovar, who announced his resignation last week, could not be reached by phone and did not respond to an email seeking comment.

Wal-Mart was also not immediately available for comment outside regular U.S. business hours.

(Reporting by Arnab Sen in Bangalore; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)

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