A liar enabled

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December 30, 2010
Boston Globe    
Posted in PND Commentary

"Adam Butler Wheeler did his homework better than Harvard did. The young con artist knew exactly how to grab the attention of the nation’s most selective college admissions committee. He invented a fantasy resume, which included elite schools he never attended, a plethora of implausibly perfect test scores and a gushing but phony letter of recommendation from a faculty adviser he never met. He submitted a personal essay stuffed with overwrought psychobabble about the deficiency of undergraduate studies at MIT -- where he falsely claimed to be enrolled. He added a short piece of prose about his parents’ divorce -- which never occurred." (12/30/10)


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