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Alexandria Man Sentenced to 18 Months for Defrauding Local Nursing School

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2012

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Terence Wilson, 35, of Alexandria, Va., was sentenced today to 18 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollar from an Alexandria-based nursing school.  He also was ordered to pay $305,621 in restitution.

            Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; David E. Beach, Special Agent in Charge of the United States Secret Service’s Washington Field Office; and Earl Cook, Alexandria Chief of Police, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge James C. Cacheris. 

            On Feb. 23, 2012, Wilson pled guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy to the commit money laundering. According to court documents, Wilson admitted to conducting a multi-year scheme to defraud Global Health Nurse Training Services (GHNTS), where he held various financial positions at GHNTS, including Director of Finance and Director of Financial Aid. While working at GHNTS, Wilson had access to and knowledge of the company’s payment systems, including its point-of-sale debit card payment terminals. Wilson used his access to GHNTS point-of-sale terminals to cause GHNTS to make hundreds of unauthorized refunds to his own debit card and cards belonging to others, including several women whom he was dating or courting. After receiving unauthorized refunds from Wilson, moreover, one co-conspirator would repay him using personal checks, thereby laundering the proceeds of Wilson’s theft from GHNTS.  In total, from August 2008 through May 2011, Wilson caused GHNTS to make more than $300,000 in unauthorized refund payments to himself and others.

            This case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and the Alexandria Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Chad Golder prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.justice.gov/usao/vae.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on https://pcl.uscourts.gov.

 

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