According to CareerBuilder, nearly 60 percent of HR managers say they've caught an outright lie on a resume. Though the most common lies have to do with embellished skills or responsibilies, there are some real doozies.

Here are some favorite lies HR managers admitted to seeing:

1. Applicant claimed to have been a high school basketball free throw champion. He admitted it was a lie in the interview.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.