Rachel Dolezal, the former NCAAP Leader who Pretended to be Black, Faces Welfare Fraud Charges
Remember Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who was pretending to be black and somehow ended up working for the NCAAP? Well, she’s back in the news, this time for welfare fraud.
Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo, illegally received $8,747 in food assistance and $100 in childcare assistance from August 2015 through November 2017. She faces up to 15 years in prison.
From USA Today:
In February of 2017, she talked about how she was living on food stamps in an interview with The Guardian, saying the only work she’s been offered was in reality TV and pornography. At that time, she said she was worried about becoming homeless. She has two biological sons.
The following month, she published a book, In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World, causing Washington State Department of Social and Health Services to become skeptical of her income reports of less than $500 a month.
Bank records indicated she 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, according to court documents.
Once a fraud, always a fraud.