"Octomom" Charged with Welfare Fraud - Local news, weather, sports Savannah | WSAV On Your Side

"Octomom" Charged with Welfare Fraud

Posted: Updated:
© AP © AP
Los Angeles -

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.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Screams, panic caught on video as shark charges at swimmers near beach

    Screams, panic caught on video as shark charges at swimmers near beach

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:48:04 GMT
    Facebook image from Dan FlynnFacebook image from Dan Flynn
    A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape.
    A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape.
  • Teen accused of torturing tortoise faces sex charges

    Teen accused of torturing tortoise faces sex charges

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:21:00 GMT
    Greene's mug. Image Clay County Sheriff's Office/FCNGreene's mug. Image Clay County Sheriff's Office/FCN
    The teen accused of setting a protected tortoise on fire and killing it also faces sex charges after an encounter with a boy, NBC affiliate First Coast News reported Wednesday.
    The teen accused of setting a protected tortoise on fire and killing it also faces sex charges after an encounter with a boy, NBC affiliate First Coast News reported Wednesday.
  • VIDEO: A Look at the SpongeBob Squarepants Movie Trailer

    VIDEO: A Look at the SpongeBob Squarepants Movie Trailer

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:20:02 GMT
    This is a look at the trailer for the new SpongeBob Squarepants movie.Many of the scenes were filmed on Tybee Beach and in downtown Savannah.
    This is a look at the trailer for the new SpongeBob Squarepants movie.Many of the scenes were filmed on Tybee Beach and in downtown Savannah.
Powered by WorldNow

1430 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Telephone: 912.651.0300
Fax: 912.651.0320
Email: newsemailalert@wsav.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.