‘Trans-black’ activist Rachel Dolezal facing 15yrs in prison for fraud

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An investigation started in March 2017 when a state investigator received information that she had written a book.

Ex-NAACP chapter leader Rachel Dolezal now faces 15 years of prison after being accused of fraud, KHQ reports.

The charges against Dolezal, who changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in October 2016, were first reported by KHQ-TV. The investigator reviewed Diallo's records and found that she had been reporting her income as usually less than $500 per month, court documents said.

- lil bougie vert (@kaytbaybeee)Rachel Dolezal now that she's facing charges.

In addition to her book, Ms. Dolezal had also created a line of artwork, soaps and handmade dolls - which she also did not disclose to the state, according to court documents.

"The state of Washington seeks prosecution and restitution in this matter".

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Diallo's banks statements showed over $83,000 had been deposited into her USA bank account between August 2015 and August 2017.

Following Dolezal's resignation from the NCAAP chapter and the firing from her Eastern Washington University teaching position in the African studies department, she was unemployed and feeding her family with food stamps, the Guardian reported.

She has said previously that she grew up near Troy, Montana, with religious parents and that she began to change her perspective as a teenager after her parents adopted four black children.

After years of civil rights activism, Dolezal's parents told reporters that she had merely posed as being African American.

"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", the state wrote in court documents. Her story received global attention, stirring a debate about racial identity and fabrication, and cost her her job as an instructor in the Africana Studies program at Eastern Washington University and her position with the N.A.A.C.P.

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