Trans-Black Rachel Dolezal Charged With Felony Fraud

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A US white woman who posed as an African American for years faces charges of welfare fraud, authorities say.

Rachel Dolezal, who changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, illegally received $8,847 (£6,600) in public assistance funds, court documents say.

Ms Dolezal claimed her income was less than $500, but deposited $84,000 in her bank account without reporting it.

She may serve a maximum of 15 years in prison and be made to repay the funds.

The case began when an investigator from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services learned Ms Dolezal had published a memoir, In Full Color.



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