Rachel Dolezal, a former Washington State University instructor who was revealed to be biologically white after taking over the local branch of the NAACP, is facing welfare fraud charges.
Dolezal legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016. She maintains that she is “spiritually” black and felt “awkward” in her white skin.
She’s now facing charges of 1st Degree Theft by Welfare Fraud, Perjury in the 2nd Degree, and False Verification for Public Assistance, reports KHQ.
She could face up to 15 years in prison on these charges.
On Twitter, Dolezal’s charges were promptly mocked by her many detractors, many of whom suggested she might now pretend to be white to get better treatment by the criminal justice system.
Rachel Dolezal expected to plead “white,” which should get this knocked down to tears served. https://t.co/1t4Dk9XKvd
— Stephen Robinson (@SER1897) May 25, 2018
Rachel Dolezal just got charged with felony welfare fraud. Now she is about to take out them braids, and show up to court like:
“I’m white again!” pic.twitter.com/i0sdEEdJuD
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) May 25, 2018
Funny how I tweeted “Rachel Dolezal” then two hours later she was trending! Did the same with Sylvester Stallone today. Two hours later trending!
I’m feeling lucky!😉
— Unarmed Black (@UnarmedBlack) May 25, 2018
How Rachel Dolezal’s will come to court for her welfare fraud trial: pic.twitter.com/Eq1MAFl535
— Oxtails Aficionada 🇩🇴 #BLM #African Diaspora (@HarlemMC) May 24, 2018
Rachel Dolezal now that she’s facing charges. pic.twitter.com/UK9Q00Kk6b
— Blanche NeverHo (@Black_Daria1) May 25, 2018
Rachel Dolezal has been selling this sob story about barely scraping by. Meanwhile, she deposited $83,924 into her bank account between August 2015 and September 2017. Being a fake Black woman is pretty lucrative. https://t.co/o48JkzuNjd
— Evette Dionne 🤷🏾♀️ (@freeblackgirl) May 25, 2018
Soon as Rachel Dolezal get to jail pic.twitter.com/RxKjV9fxZT
— lil bougie vert 💅🏽 (@kaytbaybeee) May 24, 2018
Rachel Dolezal just got charged w felony welfare fraud. Will she take out the braids, and show up to court,
“Look I’m white girl, I can’t go to jail!” pic.twitter.com/GWO0UZ6zLM
— La Marie (@FordMcCartney) May 25, 2018
Rachel Dolezal’s daughter? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/KgiOA1rJTx
— Randall 🚫 (@randyluther1517) May 25, 2018
I pray nothing but the blessings of lord God for Rachel Dolezel 💕💕 #TheRachelDivide
— Mickey Sabb 👑🏳️🌈 (@ThatGuyyMick) May 25, 2018