Race-faker Rachel Dolezal is accused of welfare fraud

  • Dolezal was charged with welfare fraud & false verification for public assistance 
  • Documents said she illegally received $8,747 in food assistance for two years 
  • An investigation started in March 2017 after she released her autobiography
  • She allegedly deposited nearly $84,000 into her bank account with reporting it  

By Valerie Edwards For Dailymail.com and Associated Press

Published: 20:05 EDT, 24 May 2018 | Updated: 01:01 EDT, 25 May 2018

Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP leader who pretended she was black only to be unmasked as a white woman in 2015, has been accused of welfare fraud.  

Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, was charged this week with theft by welfare fraud, perjury and false verification for public assistance.

Court documents said she illegally received $8,747 in food assistance and $100 in child care assistance from August 2015 through November 2017.

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Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, was charged this week with theft by welfare fraud, perjury and false verification for public assistance
Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, was charged this week with theft by welfare fraud, perjury and false verification for public assistance
Dolezal pictured holding her son in 2017
Dolezal pictured holding her son in 2017

Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP leader who pretended she was black only to be unmasked as a white woman in 2015, has been accused of welfare fraud

Court documents said she illegally received $8,747 in food assistance and $100 in child care assistance from August 2015 through November 2017. Dolezal is pictured with her adopted brother, Izaiah Dolezal, (left) and her son Franklin Moore (right) in June 2015
Court documents said she illegally received $8,747 in food assistance and $100 in child care assistance from August 2015 through November 2017. Dolezal is pictured with her adopted brother, Izaiah Dolezal, (left) and her son Franklin Moore (right) in June 2015

Court documents said she illegally received $8,747 in food assistance and $100 in child care assistance from August 2015 through November 2017. Dolezal is pictured with her adopted brother, Izaiah Dolezal, (left) and her son Franklin Moore (right) in June 2015

An investigation started in March 2017 when a state investigator received information that she had written her autobiography, In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World. 

Documents say she had deposited nearly $84,000 into her bank account without reporting it.

An investigation started in March 2017 when a state investigator received information that she had written her autobiography (pictured)
An investigation started in March 2017 when a state investigator received information that she had written her autobiography (pictured)

An investigation started in March 2017 when a state investigator received information that she had written her autobiography (pictured)

She reportedly told investigators she 'fully disclosed her information' and declined to answer further questions.

Dolezal, 40, from Spokane, Washington, sparked outrage when her parents revealed she was posing as a black woman three years ago.

She came under fire once again in March after Netflix released the first trailer of her documentary.

The streaming giant was criticized for spending money to promote someone who is 'fraudulent and problematic'.

Dolezal's teenage son Franklin, who is biracial, is featured in the trailer where he implores his mother to stop publicizing her beliefs.

'I resent some of her choices and I resent some of the words she has spoken in interviews,' Franklin said during the documentary's trailer.

Netflix also submitted her documentary, The Rachel Divide, to the Tribeca Film Festival, which took place in April.

Dolezal is a former civil rights activist and African studies instructor.

Documents say she had deposited nearly $84,000 into her bank account without reporting it. She reportedly told investigators she 'fully disclosed her information'. Dolezal came under fire in March after Netflix released the first trailer of her documentary (pictured)
Documents say she had deposited nearly $84,000 into her bank account without reporting it. She reportedly told investigators she 'fully disclosed her information'. Dolezal came under fire in March after Netflix released the first trailer of her documentary (pictured)

Documents say she had deposited nearly $84,000 into her bank account without reporting it. She reportedly told investigators she 'fully disclosed her information'. Dolezal came under fire in March after Netflix released the first trailer of her documentary (pictured)

In June 2015, Dolezal's parents ¿ with whom she has long feuded ¿ revealed to the media that she was born white, but presenting herself as a black activist in Spokane
In June 2015, Dolezal's parents ¿ with whom she has long feuded ¿ revealed to the media that she was born white, but presenting herself as a black activist in Spokane
After the story became an international sensation, Dolezal was fired from her job at the NCAAP
After the story became an international sensation, Dolezal was fired from her job at the NCAAP

In June 2015, Dolezal's parents — with whom she has long feuded — revealed to the media that she was born white, but presenting herself as a black activist in Spokane 

In June 2015, Dolezal's parents — with whom she has long feuded — revealed to the media that she was born white, but presenting herself as a black activist in Spokane. 

After the story became an international sensation, Dolezal was fired from her job at the NCAAP.

Dolezal was also kicked off a police ombudsman commission and lost her job teaching African studies at Eastern Washington University in nearby Cheney. 

She has not been able to find regular employment since the bombshell reveal.  

Dolezal claimed in a BBC interview last year that ethnicity is not biological and compared being 'transracial' to being transgender.

She then released her book titled In Full Color and people said she was using her 'white privilege' to make her arguments.

Rachel Dolezal
Rachel Dolezal
Dolezal claimed in a BBC interview last year that ethnicity is not biological and compared being 'transracial' to being transgender
Dolezal claimed in a BBC interview last year that ethnicity is not biological and compared being 'transracial' to being transgender

Dolezal claimed in a BBC interview last year that ethnicity is not biological and compared being 'transracial' to being transgender. She's pictured (right) with her son 

In Dolezal's memoir, she likened being forced to do household chores as a child to indentured servitude and noted that she developed a 'similar resourcefulness' to what slaves were forced to develop in order for her to complete her chores 
In Dolezal's memoir, she likened being forced to do household chores as a child to indentured servitude and noted that she developed a 'similar resourcefulness' to what slaves were forced to develop in order for her to complete her chores 

In Dolezal's memoir, she likened being forced to do household chores as a child to indentured servitude and noted that she developed a 'similar resourcefulness' to what slaves were forced to develop in order for her to complete her chores 

In Dolezal's memoir, she likened being forced to do household chores as a child to indentured servitude and noted that she developed a 'similar resourcefulness' to what slaves were forced to develop in order for her to complete her chores.

She claimed that the mere act of forcing kids to do household chores was similar to 'the institution of chattel slavery in America'.

Dolezal also wrote about how her first marriage ended because she was 'too black' for her African-American husband.

She detailed the way she evolved over the years from being a blonde white girl with freckles into her current state of 'Blackness'.

Dolezal also revealed the myriad ways that being 'outed' as a white woman while she was passing as a black woman has impacted her life.

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