Octuplets' mom Nadya Suleman faces welfare fraud charges, as she is accused of not reporting money she earned as a topless dancer and adult film actress, the Top Breaking News website reports today (January 13, 2014).
"While applying for public aid, the mother of 14 children allegedly failed to disclose that she was also getting checks for personal appearances and residuals from videos," said a news release from Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey today.
Suleman -- known in tabloids as "Octomom" -- has not been arrested, but she has been ordered to appear before a Los Angeles County judge for her initial arraignment on January 17, according to the district attorney's office. The prosecutor will ask the judge to set a $25,000 bond, the release said.
The charges of one count of aid by misrepresentation and two counts of perjury by false application for aid accuse Suleman of not reporting nearly $30,000 in earnings. Suleman faces up to five years, eight months in prison if convicted, the prosecutor said.