‘Octomom’ Charged With Welfare Fraud

Nadya Suleman allegedly failed to report earnings when she applied for welfare

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Nadya 'Octomom' Suleman poses at the Fox And Hound Pub and Grille on June 22, 2012 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

The mother of 14 known as “Octomom” was charged with welfare fraud Monday after she failed to report thousands of dollars in earnings, the LA District Attorney’s Office said.

Nadya Suleman, who caused controversy when she gave birth to octoplets via IVF when she already had six children and no job, allegedly failed to report over $30,000 in earnings. She was charged on Jan. 6 with one count of aid by misrepresentation and two counts of perjury by false application for aid, CBS reports. 

The DA’s office accused the 38-year-old of filing for public assistance in Lancaster a year ago without mentioning she was getting checks for personal appearances and residuals from videos she had made. Suleman has attempted to support her family through sexually explicit films and nude photographs.

Prosecutors are expected to ask for $25,000 bail at her arraignment Friday. She could face up to five years in prison if convicted.