23 Year Old from Deleware Dupes Harvard Adam Wheeler, a 23-year old from Delaware, is being charged with larceny, identity theft, and fraud after faking his way into Harvard and taking the school for $45,000 in scholarships, grants, and financial aid. He pulled out all the stops as well. He claimed he got straight A's at Phillips Academy Andover and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before enrolling at Harvard. He would have gotten away with it too (he was only two weeks away from graduation) if he hadn't applied for Rhodes and Fulbright scholarships. Haha. Focus: We all do it. When have you ever inflated your credentials or spun the truth to get what you wanted? Ever been caught or did you get away with it? Know anyone who has engaged in similar activities? Alt. Focus: Discuss Wheeler. Think you should get a Harvard degree if you can fake your way in? What, no points for creativity? Think this guy has a promising career in used car sales? Would you hire a guy who managed to fake his way into Harvard? Alt. Alt. Focus: Does anyone here do background checks? How does it work? Is it just a lot of phone calls, or is there much more to it?