Adam B. Wheeler, the former student who pleaded guilty to larceny and identity fraud this month in connection with forged documents he used to win admission to Harvard University, was perhaps not the brilliant con artist some reports made him out to be, according to The Boston Globe. The newspaper examined his application materials and found numerous inconsistencies and careless errors. Among other things, Mr. Wheeler forged a letter of recommendation from a counselor at Phillips Academy saying he had enrolled there as a junior, but submitted a fake transcript indicating he had attended Phillips for four years. He also submitted a grade report showing perfect scores on 16 Advanced Placement exams. Jeff Neal, a university spokesman, declined to comment on Mr. Wheeler’s application but said Harvard had taken steps to improve procedures.