Former NAACP Leader Rachel Dolezal Charged With Welfare Fraud

The woman who passed as black while serving as the president of the Spokane, Washington chapter of the NAACP is being charged with welfare fraud.  Rachel Dolezal is accused of illegally receiving over $8,000 in food assistance and $100 in childcare assistance in 2017.  Dolezal faces charges of first-degree theft by welfare fraud, second-degree perjury and false verification for public assistance.  She had reportedly requested assistance for her and her teenage son in 2015.  Dolezal reported an income of $300 a month while receiving the public assistance.  However, her bank statements show that she made almost $85K between August of 2015 and September of 2017.  She faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and could be ordered to repay over $8,000 in restitution.