During sentencing on Tuesday, the court heard she had a history of faking education and work history on her CV, and had even used a picture of model and actress Kate Upton as her LinkedIn profile picture
"This is serious offending — you fraudulently obtained employment for which you were paid a large salary and in the course of which you may have had access to sensitive material," District Court Judge Michael Boylan said, according to Australia's ABC News.
"That CV led to you being interviewed for the job — you supplied that document to the Department of Premier and Cabinet and [it] is the basis for dishonestly dealing with documents."
Among her referees was a Ms Best, who provided an excellent reference when called by her employers; however it later emerged Theriault and Ms Best were one and the same.
"She gave glowing feedback about your performance, but in fact you were impersonating Ms Best," Boylan said.