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Harvard Faker Sentenced To Prison

WOBURN, Mass. — A Delaware man who faked his way into Harvard has been sentenced to a year in prison for violating his probation by putting the university on his resume.

A probation department spokeswoman says Adam Wheeler was sentenced Friday at Middlesex Superior Court.

Prosecutors say the 25-year-old Wheeler got into Harvard and obtained about $45,000 in financial aid by falsely claiming he attended elite schools, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Last year, he was convicted of identity fraud and sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison and 10 years’ probation.

Last year, he was convicted of identity fraud and sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison and 10 years’ probation. The Milton, Del., man served a month in jail awaiting trial, and the remainder of his sentence was suspended.

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His attorney acknowledged that Wheeler violated probation by representing himself as a Harvard graduate. But he said it was due to financial pressure after losing his job.

via huffingtonpost

4 Comments on “Harvard Faker Sentenced To Prison

  1. Some universities provide the facility to contact the faculty members and administration instantly via chat or forums. Hence the students enrolled in the online courses don’t have to wait for the normal office hours for their queries to be answered.

  2. Last year, he was convicted of identity fraud and sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison and 10 years’ probation. The Milton, Del., man served a month in jail awaiting trial, and the remainder of his sentence was suspended.

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