Harvard Faker Ordered To Undergo Psych Evaluation
A Massachusetts judge has ordered a man who faked his way into Harvard University to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after allegedly violating his probation.
Adam Wheeler was sentenced last year to 21/2 years in a county jail and 10 years' probation on fraud charges. He served one month in jail while awaiting trial and the remainder of the sentence was suspended. He is now accused of violating probation by using Harvard on his resume.
On Thursday, Judge Diane Kottmyer ordered that Wheeler undergo a 40-day evaluation at Bridgewater State Hospital. She said it appears his behavior stems in part from a mental illness.
Prosecutors have asked that Wheeler be required to serve the rest of his sentence.
Kottmyer set a new hearing for Dec. 23.
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