Former Spokane NAACP Chapter Leader Rachel Dolezal Accused Of Welfare Fraud

Rachel Dolezal, The Former NAACP Who Posed As Black, Charged With Welfare Fraud

‘Trans-black’ activist Rachel Dolezal facing 15yrs in prison for fraud

In total, between August 2015 and September 2017, Dolezal's bank statements showed she had deposited almost $84,000, documents said.

Authorities who are charging Dolezal with welfare fraud say the controversial personality illegally received $8,747 in food assistance and $100 in child care assistance from August 2015 through November 2017.

Rachel Dolezal, the former head of the civil rights group in Spokane, was charged on Tuesday for theft by welfare fraud and false identity verification in applying for public assistance, NBC affiliate KHQ-TV reports.

Dolzal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo, resigned from her role as Spokane's NAACP President when it was revealed she was born to white parents but identified as a black woman. That didn't match up with the income she reported: just $500 per month in child support.

KXLY reports that investigators found that Diallo had been issued a business license under multiple trade names, and that she was promoting the sale of her book, "In Full Color", along with the sale of her art, soaps, and handmade dolls. Dolezal is expected to appear in court on June 6. Fox News recently reported that Dolezal has taken to Instagram to show the apparent success of her in-house hair salon business.

Rockets use strong defense to move a win from NBA Finals
Now that Paul is hurt, they'll be facing a different Rockets' team than the one that has threatened to dethrone their dynasty. Warriors: Coach Steve Kerr was unsure Thursday if Iguodala would be able to return for Game 6.

Dolezal was called in for an interview with an investigator in April during which she was informed that the investigation was about her "discrepancies in reporting".

They say the former activist told investigators she "fully disclosed her information" and declined to answer further questions. She may also be disqualified from receiving food assistance for at least a year, documents said.

If found guilty, Dolezal could face up to 15 years in prison.

In addition to her autobiography, Dolezal was the subject of a Netflix documentary, "The Rachel Divide", that premiered at New York's Tribeca Film Festival last month.

Latest News