GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – The owner of a Green Bay cleaning company says a $3,900 check received in the mail was the tipping point.
“I received this check, this huge check and it looked legitimate to me,” said Jean Schumacher, owner of JS Janitorial. “I told him that straight out. I normally never accept a payment until after my services.”
Schumacher had been exchanging text messages and e-mails with a potential client.
“There’s a family of three moving into the area that would like cleaning done for them, cleaning service which is what I provide. And it gave an e-mail address,” said Schumacher. He agreed to pay me $600 a week, which that’s crazy. But then go ahead and take out the $600, but what I need you do do now, because things have changed, KI need you to send back $3,300 to my real estate agent.”
They exchanged e-mail with just enough information to string her along.
“Right in the beginning I thought…