Wayne McKelvey is the principal of Metropolitan Preparatory Academy. His school, along with the families of two Japanese students, were ripped off by James Yellowlees.
Richard: Is there anything else you want people to know about James Yellowlees?
Wayne: Well he’s a charlatan. I have no problem saying that. You know. No, I don’t understand why he did it, and by the way he’s the only man I’ve ever dealt with in an agent capacity that has ripped me off. I figured the amount of…twice, I sent an agent to him, this kid was coming, that kid was coming, the hotel bills, the flights…probably I spent $40,000-80,000. And I got one year’s payment for (name redacted).
Richard: So how much is left over? How much does he still owe?
Wayne: Oh, he owes at least $30,000-35,000. Maybe $40,000.
Richard: Unbelievable. OK.
Wayne: If that helps you, I don’t know what else to say to you. I have no problem if you use my name in a courtroom, whatever, all I know is that he’s a charlatan, and if I ever met him again I’d tell him in two seconds.
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