‘Trans-black’ activist Rachel Dolezal facing 15yrs in prison for fraud

Blanche Robertson
May 26, 2018

Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP chapter leader who resigned after her parents revealed she's not African-American, is facing a felony theft charge in Washington state after she allegedly made false statements to secure almost $9,000 in food and childcare assistance.

On March 23, 2017, court documents said an investigator began looking into Dolezal when it was discovered she had written a book and she made public statements that she was receiving public assistance.

Former NAACP President Rachel Dolezal is facing two charges: one count of first degree theft and one count of making false verification.

Yep. She was getting welfare. She also was dismissed from a police ombudsman commission and lost a university teaching post.

If found guilty, Dolezal could face up to 15 years in prison.

Rachel Dolezal has proven to be a woman of many manipulations, so faking it until she (almost) makes it may very well be her calling. Until now, Dolezal had been reporting an income less than $500 a month, which came from child support payments.

Trump Says That NFL Players Who Kneel "Shouldn't Be In The Country"
The president's words inflamed the protest controversy last season , and this time around, they're likely to have the same effect. Despite the Trump administration's celebrations on Twitter , however, the rule may not be the end of kneeling protests.

The former activist deposited almost 84,000 U.S. dollars (£63,000) into her bank account without reporting the majority of it, court documents say.

"The state of Washington seeks prosecution and restitution in this matter", court documents said, according to KHQ-TV.

Rachel Dolezal in the documentary "The Rachel Divide". Fox News recently reported that Dolezal has taken to Instagram to show the apparent success of her in-house hair salon business.

The former civil rights activist and African studies teacher changed her name to help with job searches but continues to use Dolezal for her public persona. When asked about financial discrepancies in her fillings, he writes, Diallo simply stated she "fully disclosed her information", then asked, "what discrepancies?"

Dolezal is expected to appear in court on June 6, KHQ-TV reported. She also was sacked from a police ombudsman commission and lost her job teaching African studies at Eastern Washington University.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER