June 11th, 2010 | Uncategorized

Stanford, Williams admitted alleged Harvard fraudster

Adam Wheeler is accused of falsifying information in his applications to Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Williams.
Adam Wheeler is accused of falsifying information in his applications to Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Williams. Photo by Delaware StatePoliceDepartment.

While Yale’s admissions office noticed discrepancies in the application of Adam Wheeler, 23 — who was kicked out of Harvard for allegedly faking his academic records and plagiarizing — papers his prosecutors filed in court on Wednesday show that Stanford University and a Williams College maritime program admitted him, the Boston Globe reported Thursday.

After Harvard had begun investigating Wheeler last fall, he applied to several schools as a transfer student. When Wheeler applied to Yale in January, an official called his parents, who in turn made him tell the admissions office that he had lied on his application and had been expelled from Harvard.

Representatives from Stanford and Williams told the Boston Globe they found out about Wheeler’s tainted past through the news. Since then, both schools have revoked his acceptance.

Prosecutors said they will use Wheeler’s applications to Stanford and Williams to show he had engaged in a pattern of illegal behavior, The Associated Press reported Thusrday.

Wheeler was indicted in May on 20 counts of larceny, identity fraud and other charges for faking his way into Harvard. He is being held on a $5,000 bail.