PA: Chester Upland schools victim of BEC scheme to the tune of $3 million

Alex Rose reports:

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer announced Friday that an international thief or thieves stole approximately $3 million from the Chester Upland School District last year using a Florida woman as a “money mule,” but said it might have been much worse if not for the intervention of officials with the Department of Treasury.


Chester Upland was the victim of a hacking event sometime in December 2020, according to Stollsteimer, when a person associated with Nigeria was able to get access to the district email system and create a “mirror” account of an employee email address.

The hacker used an official-looking email to request funds from the Pennsylvania Department of Education that are paid out over the year to school districts from state coffers, he said.

The “money mule” was herself the victim of a romance scam.

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