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.