The daughter of slain African-American activist Malcolm X has been charged with defrauding the 70-year-old widow of one of her father's bodyguards, prosecutors said.
Malikah Shabazz -- who has been wanted in New York since 2009 -- was arrested Friday in Mars Hills, North Carolina, for allegedly stealing more than $55,000 from New York resident Khaula Bakr between August 2006 and November 2007, according to a district attorney statement in New York.
She faces charges of third-degree grand larceny, third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, second-degree forgery, first-degree identity theft and first-degree falsifying business records, among other charges.
"The defendant is accused of stealing not only a substantial amount of money from a once-close family friend but her personal identity, as well," Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said in a written statement. "The alleged theft represents a shameful betrayal of the friendship that existed between the two families."
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Malcom X Daughter Charged With Stealing, Identity Theft