Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who pretended to be black and led an NAACP chapter, is now facing a lengthy prison term on severe welfare fraud charges.
Doleza, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo, has been charged with three counts — theft by welfare fraud, perjury, and on top of all that making false claims to get public assistance.
Dolezal is looking at 15 years in prison.
Court documents show Dolezal received $8,747 in food assistance as well as $100 in childcare assistance.
The WashingtonExaminer reports she received assistance by falsely reporting her income was less than $500 per month in child support payments. However, her bank statements obtained by state officials proved that to be a lie.
“The bank records, court documents say, showed 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 Department of Social and Health Services. The money, according to the case file, had come from authoring her book, ‘In Full Color,’ speaking engagements, soap making, doll making, and the sale of her art,”
Rachel Dolezal was at one stage head of the Spokane chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People until June of 2015, when she resigned in after her parents told local media she is actually white but had been passing as black. She also was dismissed from a police ombudsman commission and lost a university teaching post.