BROOKLYN — A former employee of the Administration for Children's Services bogusly claimed she interviewed a mother accused of neglecting her special-needs child at her Brooklyn home, but investigators later determined the mom was actually in the hospital giving birth at the time, according to the Department of Investigation.
Mimi Allen, 38, was assigned to an ACS field office on July 17, 2013, when she received reports of a mother leaving her developmentally challenged 4-year-old without supervision, investigators found. She claimed she visited the mother and the child in their home the next day and spoke with her about prenatal care.
Allen wrapped up the investigation as “unfounded,” but investigators later determined the mom was at Wyckoff Hospital giving birth at the time and wasn’t released until July 19, according to the DOI.
Allen was placed on administrative duties that same month and then resigned last year.
She pleaded guilty to falsifying business records Tuesday and was sentenced to 20 hours of community service.
Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson slammed Allen for disregarding her important job.
“There is no excuse for failing to do your job when it involves the safety and well-being of helpless children,” he said in a statement. “Falsifying records to cover-up wrongdoing will not be tolerated.”