Rachel Dolezal is back in the news, and it’s not because she wants to be.
The white woman who changed her appearance and tricked black friends and supporters for years is under investigation for welfare fraud which could net her at least 15 years in prison.
It seems Dolezal thought to keep up the black persona; she had to play the part and obtain food stamps and childcare assistance to the tune of $83K.
Source: Washington Times
Ms. Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in the wake of her “transracial” flap, has been charged with three counts — theft by welfare fraud, perjury, and making false claims to get public assistance. According to KHQ-TV, which broke the charges, she could get up to 15 years in prison.
Ms. Dolezal received $8,747 in food assistance, and $100 in childcare assistance, the Spokane, Washington, NBC affiliate reported, citing court documents.
She received this assistance by reporting that her income was usually less than $500 per month in child support payments, a statement contradicted by bank records obtained by state officials, KHQ reported.
“The bank records, court documents say, showed Diallo 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 Department of Social and Health Services. The money, according to the case file, had come from authoring her book, ‘In Full Color,’ speaking engagements, soap making, doll making, and the sale of her art,” KHQ wrote.
Rachel, Rachel, Rachel, you knew you were going to get caught sooner or later. I am sorry to say; even black recipients don’t do what you did. This theft is beyond stupid, and hopefully, they prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law. Maybe while you’re in the can, you’ll learn who you are and stop playing around because they don’t play inside the joint.
Welfare fraud is a problem in the U.S. and has to be dealt with so catching Dolezal is a good thing. Knowing her, she will probably give up a few to get her sentence knocked down but going to prison as a snitch isn’t a good thing either.
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