I wouldn’t consider it lying. Have you ever left a job and said all the good things about your job, even though you couldn’t have been happier to get out of there? I have. It’s good professional advice I got. Keep it positive on the way out and don’t burn any bridges. You just focus on the good things and know that you may end up back there.I don't know why he would lie. He has nothing to gain from it. He was very loved here, but we all get it's a business.
With this organization and how so sloppy they are with running things I think the safe bet is they didn't secure him.