By Clarise Larson
Juneau Empire 

Email scam costs Juneau School District nearly $270,000


A scammer stole nearly $270,000 from the Juneau School District this fall — and it’s unlikely the district will recover the money.

In a memo shared with the City and Borough of Juneau Finance Committee at its March 1 meeting, Finance Director Jeff Rogers provided details of the fraud and information shared with him in early December by the school district.

A person posing as a vendor for the district asked staff for a change to the company’s direct-deposit information using a spoofed email address made to look as though it belonged to the vendor. At the time, district staff did not de...

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