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Octomom Nadya Suleman charged with welfare fraud for failing to report income as a dancer

By Mason White 1:32 PM January 15, 2014
Nadya Suleman with her octuplets 

By: Ryan Lee Hall
(Scroll down for video) Nadya Suleman, 38, who is known as Octomom, is making headlines again, as she is being accused of defrauding the welfare system.

The mother of 14 is facing charges of welfare fraud because she failed to report money earned as a dancer.

Prosecutors said that she illegally received $2,000 in welfare payments each month, and if she is found guilty of the charges she could face more than five years behind bars.

Suleman did not disclose about $30,000 in income from personal appearances and video royalties, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey.

Suleman, who received a total of $16,481 from welfare so far, was not arrested, but she was ordered to appear before a judge of the County of Los Angeles for her initial arraignment on Friday, according to the district attorney’s office.

She is facing charges for misrepresentation and perjury by application.