Fake Black Woman: Legal Trouble Could Land Rachel Dolezal Behind Bars
WASHINGTON - May 27, 2018
Former Spokane Chapter NAACP President Rachel Dolezal is facing up to 15 years in prison for welfare fraud charges.
She’s accused of welfare fraud, perjury and false verification for public assistance.
Dolezal legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, but illegally received $8,747 in food assistance and $100 in childcare assistance from August 2015 through November 2017.
She talked to media about her living on food stamps, being offered the only work in reality TV and pornography. She said that afraid to become homeless with her two sons.
She faked her income reports indicating she was getting less than $500 a month. Washington State Department of Social and Health Services did not believe it and arranged check.
Bank records indicated that freshly baked Ms.Diallo had deposited about $83,924 into her bank account in several monthly installments between August 2015 and September 2017, without reporting the income to the DSHS.
In addition during a television interview in November 2015, Dolezal said being born to white parents, but also said she identifies herself as black. Due to the controversy of her racial identity she stepped down as president of the Spokane, Wash., branch of the NAACP.