A once prominent black civil rights leader in Washington state who was later exposed as white is facing charges of welfare fraud.
The probe into Diallo began last March after her autobiography, "In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World", was published.
Dolezal is charged with: theft by welfare fraud of $8,847 allegedly stolen between August 2015 through November 2017, perjury and making false claims to receive public assistance.
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On the day of the interview, investigators told Dolezal the conversation was voluntary, she was free to leave at any time and he was advised of her rights.
When she was outed as a white woman in 2015, Dolezal lost her position as head of the NAACP in Spokane and was removed from a police ombudsman commission.
"The state of Washington seeks prosecution and restitution in this matter", Bunge concludes. When asked about financial discrepancies in her fillings, he writes, Diallo simply stated she "fully disclosed her information", then asked, "what discrepancies?" 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 objective. She was also the subject of a Netflix documentary entitled, 'The Rachel Divide'. "This is known as an Intentional Program Violation", says the court documents.
The story became an worldwide sensation, and she was sacked as head of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP and kicked off a police ombudsman commission.