It was an amazing story, I would post the site, but I have lost it now. He is only 23 years old. He has been caught and brought up on charges. He had faked his way in to Harvard where a teacher reading one of his attempts at further fraud figured out that he was claiming the work of another professor as his own!
To me this is a combination of youthful naivety (to think you could get all the way through Harvard, or any other college, without getting caught) and a real ability to lie with a perfectly straight face and not care about the cost of your actions to others.
How unfair it is to fake your way into $45,000 in scholarships and grants when others are struggling so hard. I think it is good that he was caught and I truly hope he learns from this.
I personally once owed about that much in student loans and I can tell you that it is a very tough thing to face as a new college grad. It is not fair or right that someone got scholarship money that really wasn’t his at all.
However, I have my doubts that he will be reformed because the sheer size and nature of the fraud and deception leads me to believe that his conscience is buried very deep in his psyche. He has locked it away. He must have to be able to go as far as he did.
Maybe it was just youthful naivety? I do not know. But I do know that what he did was very, very wrong. You have to feel sorry forever got bumped by him at Harvard. That person deserved a Harvard education while this kid did not!
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