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Terence Wilson, Man gets 18 months for defrauding Alexandria nursing school

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A 35-year-old man will serve 18 months in prison for stealing more than $300, 000 from an Alexandria nursing school, where he was employed.

Terence Wilson, of Alexandria, pled guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy to the commit money laundering after police say he conducted a scheme to defraud Global Health Nurse Training Services out of hundreds of thousands from August 2008 through May 2011, according to court documents.

Wilson reportedly held various financial positions at the school, including the Director of Finance and Director of Financial Aid. While working there, he had access to and knowledge of the company’s payment systems, with which he conspired a scam steal hundreds of thousands from the school.

Courts documents say Wilson would use his access to the school’s payment system to cause the school to make hundreds of unauthorized refunds to his own debit card and cards belonging to others, including several women he was dating.

After receiving the illegal refunds from Wilson, one conspirator would reportedly launder the stolen money by repaying Wilson using personal checks.

Once Wilson fulfills his 18 month sentence, he will serve three years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $305,621 in restitution.

The U.S. Secret Service and the Alexandria Police Department investigated this case.

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