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    Former Harvard Student Arraigned On Theft, Fraud Charges

    Adam Wheeler, 23, of Milton, Del., a former Harvard student charged with 20 counts of larceny, identity fraud and pretending to hold a degree, was arraigned Tuesday in Middlesex Superior Court, pleading not guilty to charges he faked his credentials to get into the prestigious Ivy League college.

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    Meanwhile, Harvard University students and faculty are trying to understand how a student arrested and charged with fraud managed to fake his academic credentials, winning $45,000 in financial aid, grants and scholarships.
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    Wow, the guy made it to his senior year and was going for a Rhodes Scholarship. And then tries to get into Yale when this fails through. Some balls on him.

    What should happen to this guy? Throw the book at him for fraud? Slap on the wrist? He's a senior so he must've been doing SOMETHING somewhat right while there, as he's close to being done. Should they just let him finish it out and say no harm no foul? Hey, he managed to fake the minds at Harvard for a number of years, that's saying something right?

    What's your take?

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    Re: Former Harvard Student Arraigned On Theft, Fraud Charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Story here

    Wow, the guy made it to his senior year and was going for a Rhodes Scholarship. And then tries to get into Yale when this fails through. Some balls on him.

    What should happen to this guy? Throw the book at him for fraud? Slap on the wrist? He's a senior so he must've been doing SOMETHING somewhat right while there, as he's close to being done. Should they just let him finish it out and say no harm no foul? Hey, he managed to fake the minds at Harvard for a number of years, that's saying something right?

    What's your take?
    Hire him to sniff out other fakes... just a thought...

    Otherwise, not really sure. He probably deserves jail time.

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    Re: Former Harvard Student Arraigned On Theft, Fraud Charges

    He should have been smart enough to know not to push his luck
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    Re: Former Harvard Student Arraigned On Theft, Fraud Charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Should they just let him finish it out and say no harm no foul? Hey, he managed to fake the minds at Harvard for a number of years, that's saying something right?

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    It seems at least somewhat similar to the case involving Jessica Colotl. In both instances, the law is the law and if you break the law you pay the consequences.

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    Re: Former Harvard Student Arraigned On Theft, Fraud Charges

    Bron, was that you?

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    Re: Former Harvard Student Arraigned On Theft, Fraud Charges

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Bron, was that you?
    i was thinking that, then it said the guy was close to finishing his course
    So follow me into the desert
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    Re: Former Harvard Student Arraigned On Theft, Fraud Charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post

    What should happen to this guy? Throw the book at him for fraud? Slap on the wrist? He's a senior so he must've been doing SOMETHING somewhat right while there, as he's close to being done. Should they just let him finish it out and say no harm no foul? Hey, he managed to fake the minds at Harvard for a number of years, that's saying something right?

    What's your take?
    This guy needs to become a cautionary tale--"This is what happens when you try to cheat the system."

    He obtained $45k in financial aide through fraud.

    "The crux of these offenses are identity theft, fraud, larceny and falsification of documents," said Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone, announcing Wheeler's arrest Monday
    As a victim of ID and CC theft, I have no sympathy.

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    Re: Former Harvard Student Arraigned On Theft, Fraud Charges

    this young man, with those ethics, is going to make one hell of a successful politician
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Former Harvard Student Arraigned On Theft, Fraud Charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Story here

    Wow, the guy made it to his senior year and was going for a Rhodes Scholarship. And then tries to get into Yale when this fails through. Some balls on him.

    What should happen to this guy? Throw the book at him for fraud? Slap on the wrist? He's a senior so he must've been doing SOMETHING somewhat right while there, as he's close to being done. Should they just let him finish it out and say no harm no foul? Hey, he managed to fake the minds at Harvard for a number of years, that's saying something right?

    What's your take?



    I think Havard should be paying Adam to learnt them some smartness since they cant figger it out.
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    Re: Former Harvard Student Arraigned On Theft, Fraud Charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Story here

    Wow, the guy made it to his senior year and was going for a Rhodes Scholarship. And then tries to get into Yale when this fails through. Some balls on him.

    What should happen to this guy? Throw the book at him for fraud? Slap on the wrist? He's a senior so he must've been doing SOMETHING somewhat right while there, as he's close to being done. Should they just let him finish it out and say no harm no foul? Hey, he managed to fake the minds at Harvard for a number of years, that's saying something right?

    What's your take?
    Looks like he is well qualified. Give him a job at Goldman-Sachs.
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