Rachel Dolezal Arrested On Welfare Fraud Charges
Less than two months ago, we reported that Rachel Dolezal had found herself in another pot of boiling hot water when she was facing felony charges for welfare fraud.
Earlier this week, she was arrested on welfare fraud.
According to The Washington Times, Dolezal, who changed her name to Nkechi Diallo, was booked and fingerprinted yesterday in the Spokane County jail in Washington state. A judge’s order allowed her to be released of her own recognizance later that evening.
Last month, Dolezal pleaded not guilty to first-degree theft by welfare fraud, making false verification statement and second-degree perjury.
According to authorities, Dolezal reported her income under $500 per month in order to receive more assistance from the state. From August 2015 through November 2017, she received more than $8,800. But bank statements showed that Dolezal made nearly $84,000 over the past three years from her autobiography In Full Color, speaking engagements and sales of her home-made products.
We’ll keep you posted about her upcoming trial and other developments.