Octomom Charged With Welfare Fraud

Nadya Suleman, a.k.a Octomom, has been charged with welfare fraud after apparently failing to report $30,000 in earnings.

Octomom Charged With Welfare Fraud
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Just when you thought she was out of the spotlight for good —

Nadya Suleman, a.k.a Octomom, made headlines Monday after being charged with welfare fraud. (Via WTTE)

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says Suleman, who famously gave birth to octuplets back in 2009, failed to report nearly $30,000 she earned between Jan. 1, 2013 and June 30, 2013. (Via NBC)

According to a DA news release Monday the mother of 14 is being charged with one count of aid by misrepresentation and two counts of perjury by false application for aid. (Via OWN / "Where Are They Now?")

According to CNN, that extra cash came at least in part from Suleman's gigs as a topless dancer, adult film actress and other appearances.

In the weeks following Suleman's infamous pregnancy and birth, she was showered with book and movie deal offers and tons of free baby stuff. (Via TMZ)

But once her instant stardom began to fade, Suleman's debts began to pile up, and she had to find other ways to support her 14 children.

That included pornography, semi-nude photo shoots, celebrity boxing matches and even endorsing birth control for pets. (Via HLN)

According to her lawyer, Suleman's arraignment is scheduled for Friday. If convicted, she could face more than five years behind bars.