Plea deal for former HACC VP charged with wire fraud

Written by Tim Lambert | Oct 22, 2013 4:21 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- A former Harrisburg Area Community College vice president has been charged with wire fraud.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania says Nancy Rockey of Harrisburg has agreed to plead guilty and pay full restitution.

She's alleged to have used a credit card issued by the school to purchase $228,000 worth of gift cards.

It was supposed to be used to buy work-related items like text books and training materials.

Instead, she allegedly made online purchases of Target gift cards, which were used for herself, family and friends.

Prosecutors say Rockey created bogus invoices and submitted them to the HACC Finance Office to conceal her actions.

The 55-year-old Harrisburg woman served as HACC's vice president of the Harrisburg campus and VP of College and Community Development.

She had worked at the school from 1980 until her resignation in February 2012.

The plea deal, which must be approved by the District Court, includes a minimum prison term, which will be determined by a judge under federal sentencing guidelines.

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