We like to check in on former NAACP chapter president Rachel Dolezal, aka Nkechi Amare Diallo, every now and then to see what she’s up to. Vanity Fair reported that for a while, she was doing weaves and braids three days a week to make ends meet, and last we checked, she was selling a 2018 wall calendar filled with professional portrait photos, inspirational quotes, and dozens of important birthdays and black history facts.

Wonder how that wall calendar looks in a jail cell?

KHQ reports:

Former Spokane Chapter NAACP President Rachel Dolezal is now facing legal trouble that could land her behind bars. KHQ has confirmed that Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, is accused of 1st Degree Theft by Welfare Fraud, Perjury in the 2nd Degree, and False Verification for Public Assistance. Her potential punishment under RCW 74.08.331 could include up to 15 years in prison.

Because Dolezal changed her name, we’ll be referring to her as Nkechi Diallo. According to court documents, 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.

“At one point when asked as to how she was paying her bills, she reported, “Barely! With help from friends and gifts,” KHQ reports. However, bank records showed she had deposited about $83,924 into her bank account in several monthly installments between August 2015 and September 2017, without reporting the income. 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.

“Soap making.”


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