A New York City principal’s wife is accused of scamming her husband’s teachers who are recruited from the Dominican Republic and forced to stay in a co-opted owned apartment for up to $1,400 per month.
Sterling Báez, 32, the wife of former MS 80 principal and the vice president of the Association of Dominican-American Supervisors and Administrators Emmanuel Polanco, allegedly helped recruit 25 teachers to work with Spanish-speaking students and forced them to sleep in family-owned housing located at 3866 Marion Ave.
The teachers were supposedly required by Báez to live in the apartment complex and rent out their rooms – without the option of sharing – for between $1,350 to $1,400 per month.
‘We wanted to move into the same bedroom [and split the rent], but they said “No you cannot. You have to live individually,’ one teacher told the New York Post.
An investigation was launched earlier this month as authorities investigate the accusation against Polanco and his wife. Polanco was…