Former Spokane NAACP President Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who was pretending to be black under the name Nkechi Diallo, was arrested on multiple charges relating to welfare fraud on Monday.
She pled guilty to state charges of first-degree theft by welfare fraud, making false verification and second-degree perjury last month.
Diallo, who legally changed her in 2016, is facing up to 15 years in prison.
She has been accused of accepting $8,800 in food and childcare assistance illegally between August 2015 and November 2017, according to Fox News.
Happy #CivilRightsAct 54th Anniversary! Don’t forget Emanuel Celler, who helped draft & pass the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 & 1968 & the Voting Rights Act of 65, proposed the Hart-Celler Act (eliminated national origins as a consideration for immigration) & fought for gun control pic.twitter.com/WMpIEwo2SZ
— Rachel Anne Doležal (@RachelADolezal) July 2, 2018
After writing a biography called, “In Full Color,” a Washington state investigator found state records that said she was only making $500 per month and looked into her bank records. The investigation revealed she had nearly $84,000 in her account, most of which went unreported to the state Department of Social and Health Services.
Dolezal became infamous after she pretended to be black until her parents outed her as white back in 2015. (RELATED: AUTHENTIC BLACK WOMAN RACHEL DOLEZAL JUST CHANGED HER NAME, AND IT’S BEAUTIFUL)