A Miami-Dade schools administrator who oversees special-education programs has been charged with using public money intended for disabled children to pay for her own children's private school tuition.
Deborah Swirsky-Nunez was arrested Tuesday, accused of taking $19,000 in John McKay scholarship money. The scholarship is funded by the state to help offset the costs of private schools for children with disabilities.
The 45-year-old woman reportedly used the money to pay for her son and daughter to attend a private school in Broward County.
As Dave Barry might say, I am not making this up.