Diallo could face up to 15 years in prison for illegally receiving thousands of dollars in public assistance.
Rachel Dolezal, the white woman and former Washington state NAACP president infamous for pretending to be black and also charged with committing welfare fraud, reported to jail Monday for a procedural booking photo and fingerprints, according to TV station KREM.
Dolezal, who changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, could face up to 15 years in prison for illegally receiving thousands of dollars in public assistance. She is charged with first degree theft by welfare fraud, making false verification and second degree perjury. She pleaded not guilty.
On judge’s orders, she reported to the Spokane County jail for booking and was then released.
An investigator began looking into Dolezal after she wrote a book and made public statements that she was receiving public assistance, according to court documents.