Rachel Dolezal hit with felony theft charge in welfare fraud case

Black leader outed as white accused of fraud

White woman who pretended to be black now charged with fraud

She was the former leader of the Spokane, Washington chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), until June 2015 when she resigned after her parents told the media that she was white.

If she had received a book advance, she did not report it to the state, the investigator found.

Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, allegedly stole over $8,000 in food stamps and $100 in child care assistance from August 2015 until last November, KHQ-TV in Spokane reported.

Yep. She was getting welfare.

Just another reason she's one of those celebs we just wish we'd never heard of... Upon reviewing records, they reportedly found that she'd been listing her income as less than $500 per month.

- lil bougie vert (@kaytbaybeee)Rachel Dolezal now that she's facing charges. Court documents say the former activist deposited almost $84,000 into her bank account without reporting the majority of it.

The money came from authoring her memoir, "In Full Color", speaking engagements, soap making, doll making, and the sale of her art, according to the case file.

Dolezal did report a "change of circumstance" to the state agency, saying she did a one-time job in October 2017 worth $20,000, court documents said.

Investigators began looking into Dolezal's finances after learning she'd written a book, according to The Associated Press.

She said in 2017 that while she might be "Caucasian biologically" she nevertheless "had an authentic black identity".

When questioned about the income, court documents show that Dolezal told investigators she had "fully disclosed her information" and declined to discuss the issue further.

Dolezal is the subject of a Netflix documentary called "The Rachel Divide", which was released in April. She may also be disqualified from receiving food assistance for at least a year, documents said.

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