‘Octomom’ charged with welfare fraud

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Just when we thought we had heard the last of Nadya Suleman, a woman made famous by giving birth to octuplets, “Octomom” goes and commits welfare fraud.

Suleman, the 38-year old mother of 14, has been charged with three felonies, including one count of “aid by misrepresentation” and two counts of “perjury by false application for aid.”

The complaint charges that Suleman bilked the government out of $16,481 in means-tested assistance, including $9,814 in CalFresh benefits, or food stamps, by misrepresenting her eligibility.

The Smoking Gun reports that Suleman failed to report $30,000 in earnings from public appearances and video residuals.

The charges were filed in Los Angeles County and deal with crimes that allegedly took place when she filed for aid in 2013, if convicted Suleman could face up to five years and eight months in prison, according to People.

She is scheduled to appear in court Friday and prosecutors are expected to ask for $25,000 bail.

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