Do you remember Rachel Dolezal?
You may not recognize the name but I bet you recognize the name.
Dolezal is the white woman who pretended to be a black woman and reportedly profited from the scheme.
She was born to white parents in rural Montana.
Oh, and these are the pending charges: first-degree welfare fraud, second-degree perjury, and making false claims about receiving public assistance in front of a judge.
From the AP News wire:
A March 4 trial date has been set in a welfare fraud case involving a former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled in 2015 after she was exposed as a white woman pretending to be black.
Nkechi Diallo, formerly known as Rachel Dolezal, has pleaded innocent to the charges filed in Spokane County Superior Court.
The charges of welfare fraud are related to income she received from a book and other sources while also receiving some $8,800 in welfare benefits, prosecutors have said.
Judge Michelle Szambelan on Friday noted that the case had dragged since Diallo was arrested last May, and set the new trial date.
Diallo resigned as head of Spokane’s NAACP chapter after it was revealed she was born to white parents in rural Montana.
Twitter has not been kind to her after the (ALLEGED) fraud was revealed:
And it turns out the government wants its money back.
A Washington state judge set a trial date for the welfare fraud case of Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who made her claim to fame by posing as a black woman for decades.
Judge Michelle Szambelan told Dolezal’s attorney Friday morning that the trial date would be scheduled for March 4 after multiple rescheduling attempts since Dolezal’s arrest in May 2018, KHQ reported.
Authorities arrested and charged Dolezal with first-degree welfare fraud, second-degree perjury, and making false claims about receiving public assistance in front of a judge.
Dolezal, who switched her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, is accused of collecting nearly $9,000 in welfare money from the state between August 2015 and November 2017.
Investigators said Dolezal falsified income reports for several years to qualify for government assistance and claimed she only received a few hundred dollars per month from friends.
But when state investigators looked into her finances, they found she deposited more than $80,000 while she had been receiving public assistance.
Hey Nancy.....Time To Go Check Your Mailbox!
I think it will have some foam bricks in it! 😂
Don't ya just love it?