Prosecutors: Candidate charged with voter fraud

Prosecutors say a woman running for the office of auditor-controller in Alameda County lied about her address and now faces criminal charges.

In her candidacy filings, 49-year-old Kathleen Knox says she lives in San Leandro, giving the address of the Rose Gate assisted-living facility. Investigators say they believe she lives in Danville, a community in a neighboring county.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Knox has been charged with six felony counts that include voter fraud, the registration of an ineligible voter, perjury by declaration and filing a false declaration of candidacy.

On her campaign website, Knox vows to fight waste and fraud if elected. The office oversees county accounting, payroll and tax analysis.

Knox did not immediately respond Sunday to a call from The Associated Press seeking comment.

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