A Florida principal has resigned after writing a $100,000 check for school money to a scammer pretending to be Elon Musk Resigned after writing the cheque.
Jane McGee said she believes Musk will invest millions in Burns Sci Tech in exchange for $100,000 upfront.
The principal of a charter school in Florida has resigned after a scammer posing as Elon Musk sent a check for $100,000 of school money.
Dr. Jane McGee was the principal of Burns Science and Technology Charter School in Oak Hill, Florida, since the school opened in 2011. At a school board meeting on Tuesday where he resigned, McGee said he believed the tech billionaire would invest millions of dollars. school in exchange for a $100,000 advance, according to local news station WESH.
McGee said, “I put myself in this situation and in this mess, and I made a bad decision.” According to WESH. “I am a very smart woman. Well educated. I fell for a scam.”
According to WESH, although other school staff warned her that the man was a scammer, McGee spoke with the man for at least four months. The school’s business manager finally stopped before the check could clear.
McGee apologized at the meeting, but several school administrators, claiming she contributed to creating a toxic work environment, said they would continue to work for her, prompting her to resign, according to WESH. .
“I love this school more than anything. If this means your administration is going to stay, I am submitting my resignation,” she said.
The school and McGee did not immediately respond to requests for comment.