Rachel Dolezal Charged With Welfare Fraud

Contributed by BreAnna Bell

Rachel Dolezal, or more recently known as Nkechi Diallo, reported to the Spokane County Jail on Monday for booking after pleading not guilty to welfare fraud charges last month.

The New York Daily News reports, the book author is facing a 15 year prison sentence because she accepted money from her book “In Full Color,” while still receiving welfare benefits.

According to court documents, Dolezal pocketed $84,000 over a two year period from her book, speaking engagements, and artwork sales while she illegally received over $8,000 in food and childcare assistance.

She is charged with first-degree theft by welfare fraud, second-degree perjury and false verification for public assistance. Dolezal has denied the charges, saying that she “fully disclosed her information.”

In the mean time, she has been making money from her hair braiding services.

A trial is set for September 10th, per Essence.

 

 

 

 

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