Inglewood School Board President Released on Bail

From a Times Staff Writer

The president of the Inglewood school board was released from jail early Thursday, one day after being arrested on charges of fraudulently receiving welfare aid and lying about her academic background.

Cresia Green-Davis, 50, posted $35,000 bail, said Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Green-Davis is to be arraigned May 21 on charges of welfare fraud, perjury and grand theft.

The district attorney’s office alleged that, from Nov. 1, 1995, to April 30, 2001, Green-Davis received almost $38,000 in aid while failing to report that she was employed as a teacher.


Prosecutors also alleged that she lied on applications for teaching positions in the Compton and Centinela Valley school districts.

They said Green-Davis claimed that she had received a bachelor’s degree -- required for California teachers by state law -- from Eastern Michigan University, when in fact she had never graduated from that institution.