Man Who Faked Way Into Harvard Facing Jail Sentence

WOBURN (AP) — A Delaware man convicted of fraud for faking his way into Harvard could be sentenced to substantial jail time for violating his probation by citing the Ivy League school on a resume.

Adam Wheeler was sentenced last year to 2½ years in a county jail and 10 years on probation for identity fraud and other charges.

Wheeler served one month in jail while awaiting trial, and the sentence was mostly suspended.

Wheeler, originally from Milton, Del., was barred under terms of his probation from representing himself as a Harvard student or graduate. A prosecutor said he plans to ask that Wheeler serve the remainder of his sentence for using Harvard on his resume.

Wheeler is due in court Thursday, when a judge is expected to decide on the request.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

  • jaygee

    How can he get jail time for faking out Harvard? There are far too many criminals walking the streets who get probation time after time for crimes against innocent people and this kid is harmless compared to them.

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