OAKLAND -- The Alameda County District Attorney will deliver a $111,400 settlement to the California Department of Education stemming from a child care fraud case that went on for nearly a decade.
The settlement represents the largest single child care fraud restitution order in Alameda County history, according to D.A. Nancy O'Malley.
According to O'Malley's office, Khadijah Ali, a full-time employee of the San Francisco Unified School District took $185,302 from the state by posing for nine years as a single, homeless mother of three. The money came from 4Cs of Alameda County, a nonprofit funded by the California Department of Education.
The woman was in fact living with her three children and husband, a full-time civilian employee of the Alameda County Sheriff's Department, in their Alameda home. The mother pleaded guilty to felony grand theft and received a five year probation sentence. Criminal charges against her husband were dismissed.