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January 20, 2015

Former Vice President at Harrisburg Area Community College Sentenced to 15 Months for Wire Fraud

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today in Harrisburg that Nancy Rockey, age 55, of Harrisburg was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner to 15 months in prison for wire fraud.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Rockey was employed by Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) from 1980 until her resignation in February 2012. At the time of her resignation, Rockey was Vice-President of the Harrisburg campus and Vice-President of College and Community Development.

In October 2013, Rockey was charged with using a credit card issued by HACC, to make online purchases of Target gift cards which she then used to purchase non-work-related items for herself, her family, and her friends. Rockey then created bogus invoices, later submitted to the HACC Finance Office, to conceal the unauthorized purchases.

Rockey is charged with purchasing approximately $228,000 worth of gift cards with her HACC credit card.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI and the Dauphin County Criminal Investigations Division. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph J. Terz.

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