Racist email to Penn Dental staff was an imposter standing in as CFO


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Philadelphia-based University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine Dean Mark Wolff sent an email to staff alerting them that the racist email that had been sent earlier in this month was not affiliated with the university, according to The Daily Pennsylvanian.

Staff had received an email that was signed from the dental school's CFO Jeanmarie Schultz. At first glance, the email appeared to be accidentally sent to staff, as it depicted praise for the closure of an off-campus clinic that prominently served African American patients, the report notes.

"Mark we did it! Berwyn is finally closing! All the blacks are almost gone! But we have to keep a few show ones around. Don't you agree?? Joking," the email read.

An external investigation determined the email sent to staff was false and sent by someone impersonating Ms. Schultz, The Daily Pennsylvanian reports. Information technology forensic investigators found the email did not originate from a Penn Dental account.

An investigation has been launched to find who sent the email.

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