A few days ago, I wrote a post about California’s burgeoning charter industry and its lack of regulation or oversight. This is called a recipe for scandal, of which there have already been many in the Golden State. You might recall the charter operators who went to jail for misappropriating funds. Or the charter operator who paid a staff member to go to Africa and marry his brother so he could legally enter the U.S. Or the superintendent who set up a private consulting business to help charters grow where they aren’t wanted. Or…the list goes on and on.

Think of the opportunities when taxpayer money is handed out freely and left without oversight.

Now comes another scandal. The El Camino Real Charter High School’s principal moonlighted as a scout for the National Basketball Association, traveled across the country first class to basketball games, and charged his travel expenses to the school.

Fehte used the school card for expenses on two trips to Greensboro, N.C., during the March weekends of the 2014 and 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Tournaments. In 2014 he charged $972 total at a luxury hotel 10 minutes from the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, the site of the tournament. Fehte, 55, signed a school form that stated one of the hotel charges was for a “Green initiative,” apparently a reference to the school’s environmental conservation efforts.

The Daily News obtained El Camino’s credit card statements and receipts for 2014 and 2015 under the California Public Records Act. The school is run by a nonprofit organization and receives about $32 million in government funds annually, accounting for 94 percent of its revenue. Officials at the Los Angeles Unified School District, which oversees charters in its boundaries, notified El Camino last fall that its administrators had violated the school’s own financial policies. Without naming him, the district criticized Fehte’s use of the card for personal expenses, and said he only reimbursed El Camino a handful of times.

This principal is the second highest paid executive director or principal of a public school in the state. He is paid $221,475.

Keep your seat belts buckled. This is the tip of the iceberg. More scandals ahead.