Published: May 21, 2010 7:30 PM EDT
Updated: May 21, 2010 6:02 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A Lee County woman who was working to get her high school diploma online says her work -- and money -- was all for nothing. The reason? The school, Belford High, isn't a real, accredited school.

Vanessa Morales didn't learn the truth about Belford High until it was to late. And it seems Morales isn't alone; sites like and feature posts from would-be graduates who claim that their diplomas are "bogus" and "fake." Some have even called the school a "diploma mill."