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Octomom Suleman charged with welfare fraud in Los Angeles County

FILE - In this May 19, 2010 this file photo, Nadya Suleman stands outside her home in La Habra, Calif. Los Angeles County prosecutors said Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, they have charged Suleman with welfare fraud. The district attorney's office said on Monday that Suleman failed to report nearly $30,000 in earnings while applying for public assistance last year. Suleman gained fame when she gave birth to octuplets in 2009. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
January 13, 2014 - 12:27 PM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - 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.

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