Rachel Dolezal Makes Short Trip to Jail

She's booked on welfare fraud charges in Washington
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 3, 2018 10:25 AM CDT

(Newser) – The former NAACP branch president best known as Rachel Dolezal was booked Monday into a jail in Washington state, where she faces welfare fraud charges. Dolezal, who was born white but identifies as "transracial," was photographed and fingerprinted at Spokane County Jail around 3:30pm, then released on her own recognizance, report KREM and the Washington Times. The woman who changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016 has pleaded not guilty to first-degree theft by welfare fraud, making a false verification statement, and second-degree perjury, with a trial set for Sept. 10. She faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted, per USA Today. (Read more Rachel Dolezal stories.)

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