Octomom Nadya Suleman Charged with Welfare Fraud

Octomom Nadya Suleman of Orange has been charged with welfare fraud, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

The single, unemployed mother of 14 allegedly failed to report nearly $30,000 in earnings from personal appearances and porn video residuals during the first six months, explains the DA's office, noting she had filed for public assistance in Lancaster that January.

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The 38-year-old who was born Natalie Denise Suleman is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in downtown Los Angeles on one count of aid by misrepresentation and two counts of perjury by false application by aid, according to prosecutors.

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A warrant for Suleman's arrest has been filed, but City News Service reports she is not expected to be taken into custody. Prosecutors plan to ask for bail to be set at $25,000 at Friday's hearing.

Suleman, who used to live with her brood in La Habra, moved to Palmdale before relocating in Orange last year. With a conviction on the charges she is facing, she could be relocating to a cell for up to five years and eight months.

Without the kids, of course.

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