Ex Lied to get Cash and Food Aid
In May of 2007 a false Child Support Case was opened up against when my soon to be ex signed up for Cash and Food aid. She did not have all 3 children living with her as she claimed, they were living with me. She moved out of our condo about 7 months prior into her mother’s house about 4 miles away, other than her seeing the kids 2 sometimes 3 times a week, they lived with me.
My ex told me about a month after she signed up for aid what she had done. She claimed that we would get discounted child care and that it had nothing to do with me and she would close the aid case a couple months after the Child Care was approved. I was never served or received an order, which makes me believe that had a friend step in as me and sign or receive them.
I was not aware of a Child Support Case until months later when I found old mail while packing to move out of the condo. I called the fraud hotline 2 times back then but really did not think much of it because the kids were with me. She told me oh its nothing and don’t worry I will close it etc etc.
She then moves to Bakersfield in Jan 2008 takes the kids keeping them for a little over a month, no contact, was told it was none of my business etc. Mid February she calls me saying she can't take care of them and wants to know if I would take them. So I did and they again lived back with me.-Yet she is on aid still claiming she has them-
It was not until I signed up for aid after losing my job (because i had no one to watch my
children) working as a IT Administrator for Walt Disney Studios that I signed up for aid & was questioned by the intake worker who told me that my ex had a case opened with all 3 kids. The worker then had someone come to my place and meet the kids and see that they were living there with me. The worker said 2 cases can't be open and I told her well you can see I have the kids with me. I called it fraud at that point and called to report it 2 times and not one thing was done
So my ex still on aid supporting her boyfriend and his son finds out about my open case and freaks! I had no clue when she called and asked to see the 2 younger ones what she was up to. I said sure not knowing that she marched them straight into the Social Services office and pretty much said look here are 2 of them.. She then tried to get custody of my oldest that continued to and has lived with me.
So today I owe about 85,000 in back pay. I have called the fraud hotline; I let the DA know back in 2008, I'm now getting 360.00 taken from my check every week. I have affidavits from neighbors that saw my kids every day; I have a lease with their names on it. I don’t know what to do in fear that since we are getting along and the kids are seeing each other, that she will pull something when she finds out that I filled a formal complaint online reporting her for fraud. I also sent a letter to the Ombudsperson Division
She even claimed all 3 kids on her taxes 2yrs in a row and kept the money, I even have copies of her returns!!