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Guilty Plea to Defrauding School

Terence Wilson, 35, of Alexandria, pleaded guilty on Feb. 23 to stealing more than $250,000 from an Alexandria-based nursing school.

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 the plea was accepted by United States District Judge James C. Cacheris.

Wilson was charged on Feb. 22, 2012, with wire fraud and conspiracy to the commit money laundering, which each carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. Sentencing has been scheduled for May 25, 2012.

In a statement of facts filed with his plea agreement, Wilson admitted to conducting a multi-year scheme to defraud Global Health Nurse Training Services, where he held various financial positions. From August 2008 through May 2011, Wilson caused GHNTS to make at least $256,000 in unauthorized refund payments to himself and others.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and the Alexandria Police Department.