State Police: Driver License Center Supervisor Created Fake IDs for Fugitives

Khalif Abdullah Ali, 43, allegedly created false documents for two men to help them elude authorities.

A Philadelphia man working as supervisor at the in Frazer helped fugitives obtain false identity documents, according to charges filed Tuesday by Pennsylvania State Police.

Khalif Abdullah Ali, 43, was arraigned Wednesday before Judge Chester Darlington in District Court 15-2-05. He was taken to Chester County Prison after failing to post $20,000 cash bail.

According to state police:

This investigation started when the PennDOT uncovered that driver’s licenses were being issued to imposters posing as existing persons. [...] Ali was assisting individuals, who are fugitives from justice, to obtain new identities to avoid apprehension.

According to a Daily Local News article, PennDOT first grew concerned in 2010, but it wasn't until November 2011 that Ali was caught giving information and creating IDs for two men, Frank Smith Jr. and Tairek Thomas.

Police said the surveillance footage shows Ali allegedly manipulating state records at multiple coworkers’ desks to provide camera cards for the two men, allowing them to obtain driver’s licenses with their own photos but with someone else’s identity.

Both Smith and Thomas are wanted in Philadelphia for probation violations and also in Indiana for failing to appear in court to face drug-related charges.

Ali faces the following charges for offenses that occurred in October 2011, according to court records:

  • Tampering with Public Records or Information (Felony 3 – 3 counts)
  • Conspiracy to Commit Identity Theft (Felony 3 – 3 counts)
  • Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution (Felony 3 – 3 counts)
  • Computer Trespass (Felony 3 – 3 counts)

Third-degree felonies are punishable by up to 7 years of imprisonment. Ali is scheduled for a preliminary hearing before Judge Darlington on March 14.  

Lauren March 09, 2012 at 01:44 PM
There has got to be more to this than meets the eye...I wonder how many times this guy has done this. Overall very creepy. Cant wait for updates on this story.
Tim Caban March 09, 2012 at 02:04 PM
How about for starters asking what Ali's background was. If he's giving all these phony ID's to fugitives from justice, has he ever been in prison before? Does he have a record?
Jeana warn March 15, 2012 at 03:47 PM
From what I understand he is from California and what I don't uderstand, why aren't there any pictures showing his guilty face. Where is his mug shot? Again, where are the pictures? What does He LOOK LIKE, I want to see. I know there was a picture taken when he was arrested. He really needs to be exposed. Show his picture on his driver's license. Is his real? Is that really him?
Jeana warn March 15, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Has anyone found a picture of this clown yet? If you see one please let me know where you found it. I would not want to run into him on the street and he ask me for a date. I want to know that I got to take my shoes off, scream and run for the hills. Pictures are important these days and times. You have to know what not to get into.
lovely March 29, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Jena you sound really stupid!


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