Rachel Dolezal Booked On Welfare Fraud Charges

Rachel Dolezal Booked On Welfare Fraud Charges

On Monday, Rachel Dolezal was reportedly booked on charges of welfare fraud at the Spokane County jail in Washington state. A judge ordered that she be released on her own recognizance Monday evening.

As previously reported, last month, she pleaded not guilty to first-degree theft by welfare fraud, making a false verification statement and second-degree perjury.

She had reported her usual income as under $500 per month in order to be eligible for state welfare and food assistance, of which she received more than $8,800 between August 2015 and November 2017. However, bank statements and other records, noted that she had made nearly $84,000 over those three years, from her autobiography, “In Full Color,” from speaking engagements and sales of home-made products.

Rachel made headlines back in 2015, when she was president of the NAACP’s chapter in Spokane, and was outed as white by her parents and became a viral celebrity.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams