January 13, 2014 4:31 pm -

When you have two thousand children, it’s not easy to support them all, so something has to be done. Sadly, for Nadya Suleman, she’s being charged with pocketing welfare payments and not reporting income.

The 38-year-old Suleman has been named in a criminal complaint accusing her of “one count of aid by misrepresentation and two counts of perjury by false application for aid.”

According to Los Angeles prosecutors, Suleman illegally pocketed $16,481 in welfare benefits, including nearly $10,000 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) payments.

Suleman, who gave birth to octuplets in January 2009, is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on the felony counts. Prosecutors will ask that Suleman’s bail be set at $25,000.

Investigators allege that Suleman filed for public assistance last January and “failed to disclose that she was also getting checks for personal appearances and residuals from videos.” If convicted of the charges, Suleman could face nearly six months in prison.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.