News

‘Octomom’ charged with welfare fraud

‘Octomom’ charged with welfare fraud

OCTOMOM: In this 2010 photo, Nadya Suleman, known as the Octomom, poses for a undated photo in New York to promote her appearance on MTV's 3rd season of "Silent Library" which airs July 6. Photo: Associated Press/Dave Allocca/StarPix

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged Octomom Nadya Suleman with welfare fraud.

The district attorney’s office says Monday that Suleman failed to report nearly $30,000 in earnings while applying for public assistance last year.

The district attorney’s office says that Suleman, whose real name is Natalie Denise Suleman, has not been arrested but has been ordered to appear in court on Friday.

A prosecution statement says she was charged on Jan. 6 with one count of aid by misrepresentation and two counts of perjury by false application. If convicted, she faces up to five years and eight months in custody.

In addition to her octuplets, Suleman has six other children.

Efforts to reach Suleman for comment through recent associates were not immediately successful.

Local Headlines

in Local

Stolen Vehicle

Jackson County Sheriff

An Alpha woman has her car stolen...

in Local

Law Enforcement Reports

lawenforcement1240

Law Enforcement Reports...

in Local

Spencer Schools Registration

adminbuilding1240

Registration forms and payments are now being accepted...

in Local

Final Push For Classroom Collections

Classroom Collections 2014

Just over $7,800 is needed...

in Local

Emmetsburg RAGBRAI Overnight Stop On Monday

eir

The event headquarters is Soper Park...