Between October 2002 and September of 2011, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office said today, Khadijah Ali defrauded 4Cs of Alameda County to the tune of $185,302.60 in child care grant money designated by the California Department of Education for needy families.
The District Attorney’s office filed charges in July of 2012, after an investigation stemming from a report by an employee of 4Cs. Khadijah Ali and her husband, Malik Ali, were charged with several felonies, including conspiracy to commit fraud and grand theft.
Under the settlement announced today, the Ali’s will pay back a total of $111,389.70 to the California Department of Education, generated largely from the sale of their Alameda home. Khadijah Ali pleaded guilty to felony grand theft and was placed on probation for five years. Charges against her husband, a full-time civilian employee of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department, were dropped.
Although her husband worked, and she was a full-time employee of the San Francisco Unified School District, Ms. Ali claimed for nine years that she was a homeless single mother who received no assistance from her children’s father.
The two adults lived with their three children in a house they bought in Alameda in 2005.