Police in Australia will investigate claims the man who supervised the construction of Christchurch's CTV building stole another man's identity.
Gerald Shirtcliff was exposed as a liar and fraudster by an investigation carried out by The Press in September.
The report revealed Shirtcliff had a serious fraud conviction and had assumed the identity and engineering degree of a former colleague.
New Zealand police are already looking into the matter and now Australian Federal Police have been asked by Engineers Australia to investigate.
EA chief executive Stephen Durkin said the membership Shirtcliff was using, under the name William Fisher, has been cancelled.
The collapse of the CTV building in the February 2011 earthquake killed 115 people.
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