Former Harrisburg Area Community College Vice President Nancy Rockey was sentenced to 15 months in prison today for stealing $228,000 from the school.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, Judge Christopher C. Conner handed down the sentence this morning. Rockey pleaded guilty to wire fraud in October 2013.
Rockey was employed by HACC from 1980 until February 2012. The U.S. Attorney’s office said that in connection with her position, HACC provided Rockey with a HACC credit card for work-related purchases such as textbooks, training materials and other educational items.
Rockey was charged with using the HACC credit card to make online purchases of Target gift cards totaling $228,000, then using them to purchase non-work-related items for herself, her family and her friends. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Rockey created bogus invoices, later submitted to the HACC Finance Office, to conceal the unauthorized purchases.
At the time of her resignation, Rockey was vice president of the Harrisburg campus and vice president of college and community development.