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Rachel Dolezal Charged For Alleged Welfare Fraud Because, Alleged Scammer

Rachel Dolezal is out here catching welfare fraud charges.  And no one is really surprised.  Deets inside...

Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who claimed she was black while leading her local chapter of the NAACP, is caught up in a welfare situation.

After changing her name to Nkechi and getting a whole Netflix documentary, the hair braider and soap maker was just charged for allegedly trying to scam the U.S. Government via welfare fraud.

Chile...

Rachel's hometown news put the mother of three's whole situation on blast.  Rachel, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, has now been accused of 1st Degree Theft by Welfare Fraud, Perjury in the 2nd Degree, and False Verification for Public Assistance. 

Spokane, Washington's KHQ reports:

...Diallo illegally received $8,747 in food assistance, and illegally received $100 in childcare assistance. Total restitution, according to the documents, is $8,847, allegedly stolen from August 2015 through November 2017.

According to the court documents, "The state of Washington seeks prosecution and restitution in this matter. In addition, the Department requests Nkechi Diallo be disqualified from receiving Food Assistance for at least a 12 month period for breaking a Food Assistance rule on purpose. This is known as an Intentional Program Violation."

She's facing up to 15 years in prison.

It's unclear how much assistance total she received, and if the close to $9,000 mentioned above was only the portion illegally received. 

Rachel apparently under reported to the courts about how much income she received, and has even gone on record telling media and fans she is "barely" making ends meet with a $500/month income.  Her bank statements say otherwise. 

The investigator conducted a review of Diallo's records and found she'd been reporting her income was usually less than $500 per month, in child support payments. At one point when asked as to how she was paying her bills, she reported, "Barely! With help from friends and gifts."

However, a subpoena for her self-employment records, which included copies of her bank statements from 2015 to present, tells a different story. The bank records, court documents say, showed Diallo had deposited about $83,924 into her bank account in several monthly installments between August 2015 and September 2017, without reporting the income to the Department of Social and Health Services. The money, according to the case file, had come from authoring her book, 'In Full Color,' speaking engagements, soap making, doll making, and the sale of her art.

 

Rachel did adjust her income with the courts around the time her book came out, but she reported it a sa "one time job" in October 2017, as opposed to including the residual income she made from it.

During the course of the investigation, Diallo did report a "change of circumstance" to the Department of Social and Health Services, saying she did a one-time job in October of 2017 worth $20,000, and Diallo voluntarily came in for an interview with fraud investigators last month. But when questioned about possible discrepancies in her income reporting, Diallo stated she "fully disclosed her information and asked, 'what discrepancies?". Diallo then told the investigator that she "did not have to answer" any more questions, since she had not waived her Miranda rights, which ended the interview.

A mess.

 

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