Maximilian Manin sentenced over degree claim

A former chief executive in the Lincoln Diocese has received a suspended sentence for lying about having a degree to gain his job.

Maximilian Manin claimed he had a degree from Sheffield University when he applied for the role in 2004.

The 54-year-old from Perth pleaded guilty to obtaining an advantage by deception at an earlier hearing at Nottingham Crown Court.

He was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for 18 months.

In a statement, a Diocese of Lincoln spokesperson said: "This situation has been a cause of great sadness for the diocese and we are pleased that the matter is now concluded.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Max Manin and his family during this very difficult time."