It's never okay to lie on your resume, or lie about lying on your resume, as this attorney found out. Even the smallest employer may check not only your references, but the facts you have included on your resume. There are even companies that will do that for employers.
I worked with a woman who lied on her resume about having a bachelor's degree. When she was let go, it wasn't because she didn't have a degree, it was because she had lied about it.
So, don't take any chances. Be truthful about your education, experience, skills, and credentials, without selling yourself short. Be confident and let the employer know how you can be an asset to the company as well as your willingness to expand your knowledge and skills.
After all, honesty is always the best policy.