Adam Wheeler: Liar, Liar Resume Under Fire?

Jason Morris

We talk a lot about criminal background checks and checking diploma mill lists prior to employment. Check out this guy.  He lied to get into the college to get a degree he didn’t deserve!  He lied about test scores and accomplishments to get grants and scholarships.  He plagiarized papers to win awards.  This guy might be the single biggest liar I have ever read about.  He’s like the Frank Abagnale of the 21st century.  Now, Wheeler is now facing 20 counts, including larceny, falsifying an
endorsement, identity fraud, and pretending to hold a degree. The article states thee four larceny charges are felony counts that each carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

Adam WheelerAlleged Harvard Fake Applied at The New Republic
Adam Wheeler Claimed 4.0 Grade Point Average on Internship Application to Publication that Once Featured Faker Stephen Glass

Former Harvard student Adam Wheeler, 23, pleaded not guilty to charges that he lied to get into the Ivy League institution. Prosecutors claimed Tuesday in a Massachusetts court that those say those lies ultimately allowed him to steal $45,000 in grants, scholarship money, and financial aid.

John Verner, prosecutor, said in court Tuesday, “Since Mr. Wheeler began at Harvard, he has lived a life of lies and deceit.”

Even after being caught and kicked out of Harvard, Wheeler actually tried to transfer to Brown University and Yale. His parents, who attended the hearing, forced their son to come clean, and notify Yale that he had been booted from Harvard.

Verner said, “If it wasn’t for his parents’ intervention, Mr. Wheeler’s pathological behavior wouldn’t have stopped.”

Wheeler’s behavior allegedly started on his Harvard application. Wheeler claimed he got a perfect 1,600 on his SAT, had attended the exclusive Phillips Academy prep school, and spent a year at MIT. CBS News correspondent Elaine Quijano reported prosecutors say all claims are false.

Quijano added Wheeler recently Wheeler applied for an internship at the New Republic magazine, claiming a 4.0 grade point average while at Harvard.

The New Republic is where rising star writer Stephen Glass was exposed for making things up in his articles.


See his fake resume below:


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A veteran screening and risk management professional, Jason Morris founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and acts as the company’s chief operating officer and president. Morris is a frequent speaker delivering captivating, interactive discussions on background checks, global screening, recruitment and staffing. He educates audiences in best practice initiatives as they relate to organizational employment screening programs. Morris has been quoted in numerous business and industry publications including The Wall Street Journal,, USA Today, New York Times, among others. He is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona and Nevada.
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