HAYWARD (KCBS) – The husband and wife team who used to run a soon-to-be-defunct Alameda County social services agency have been charged with misuse of public funds and grand theft.

About a year ago, Alameda County officials began investigating the Associated Community Action Program, or ACAP, because of possible financial irregularities.

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KCBS’ Bob Melrose Reports:

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley is now charging ACAP’s former executive director Nanette Dillard, and her husband, Paul Daniels with making off with as much as a million dollars in cash.

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Dillard and Daniels were in charge of obtaining grants for the agency and dealing with the payroll. O’Malley said the alleged criminal activity came to light a year ago.

“ACAP is an organization that was designed to help low-income residents of Alameda County get jobs, housing and education,” said O’Malley. “It’s been in existence since 1974. In 1984, the current joint powers agreement was reached and it’s been a very vibrant organization until the last couple of years.”

That joint powers agreement means Alameda County cities and their elected officials serve on the board. Dillard and Daniels were allegedly caught on video a year ago removing boxes of records from their offices late at night.

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