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Alameda Woman Must Pay Back $111,000 in Child Care Fraud Case

Khadijah Aii posed as a homeless single mother while living with her husband and their three children in a home they owned in Alameda, the district attorney's office says.

Bay City News Service—Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley announced Friday that her office has won a $111,400 settlement in the largest single child care fraud restitution order in the county's history in a case that went on for nearly a decade.

According to O'Malley, Khadijah Ali, a full-time employee of the San Francisco Unified School District who is married to a full-time civilian employee of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, took $185,032 from the state by posing as a single, homeless mother of three children from October 2002 through September 2011.

The money came from 4C's of Alameda County, a nonprofit agency that's funded by the California Department of Education, which will receive the settlement funds.

O'Malley said that although Ali claimed that she was a homeless single mother, she in fact lived with her husband, Malik Ali, with their three children in a house in Alameda that they had bought together in 2005.

She said the couple's children enjoyed the benefits of both parents' incomes, which were above the threshold to qualify for child care assistance, as well as medical and dental insurance through their father's job.

O'Malley said Ali "concealed or lied about these facts every year for nine consecutive years, thereby defrauding Alameda County of a total of $185,302 in grant money designated for children in need."

The fraud was detected by an employee of 4Cs and reported to the district attorney's office, according to O'Malley.

She said Khadijah and Malik Ali were charged with several felonies, including conspiracy to commit fraud and grand theft and Khadijah Ali pleaded guilty to felony grand theft and was placed on five years' probation but criminal charges against Malik Ali were dismissed.

O'Malley said, "Investing in early childhood development confers advantages on children that are as well-documented as they are profound" but because funding for these programs is limited, "applicants who falsify their need are stealing money set aside for the legitimately needy."

The suit against Khadijah Ali was filed last July and was settled in a negotiated disposition on Monday.

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Arthur Ramirez Lenhardt January 13, 2013 at 01:26 AM
Why isn't she in jail and the children in protective custody?
Georgina Mathewson January 13, 2013 at 06:49 AM
Oh my, she got off light, Why?
Hugo January 14, 2013 at 06:14 PM
Are they US citizens? Are they legal? Just curious. Also, if you are single and cannot afford to have children.....don't. We need a society of responsible people and then our country would be in much better shape. Stealing, lying, and expecting people to pay for you is not responsible.
Khandrola Dechen January 18, 2013 at 03:03 PM
http://www.mylife.com/c-33028105 About Khadijah Ali Khadijah Qj Ali was born in 1973. Khadijah currently lives in Alameda, California. Before that, Khadijah lived in Alameda, CA from 2004 to 2005. Before that, Khadijah lived in Vallejo, CA from 2000 to 2005. Khadijah Qj Ali is related to Malik Malik, who is 41 years old and lives in Alameda, CA. Khadijah Qj Ali is also related to Shakeel Ali, who is 39 years old and lives in Daly City, CA.
Georgina Mathewson January 20, 2013 at 04:32 AM
Where was this thief born? I don't care that she lived around the Bay area, Is she a American Citizen, if so for how long. May be we should return criminals to the country of origin. She did this for nine years she stole from children.

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