Octomom charged with welfare fraud

LOS ANGELES – The 38-year-old woman known as Octomom is facing criminal charges for failing to disclose nearly $30,000 in earnings when she filed for welfare in Lancaster last year, authorities announced Monday.

In October 2012, Octomom gave Rumorfix.com a tour of her Palmdale home (see video above). Screenshot courtesy Rumorfix.com.

In October 2012, Octomom gave Rumorfix.com a tour of her Palmdale home (see video above). Screenshot courtesy Rumorfix.com.

Nadya Suleman, who lived in the Antelope Valley for a brief period last year, is charged with one count of aid by misrepresentation and two counts of perjury by false application for aid.

Suleman has not been taken into custody, but she is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. Prosecutors will ask that her bail be set at $25,000, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.

According to the complaint, Suleman, who gained notoriety by giving birth to octoplets, filed for public assistance in Lancaster in January 2013. 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.

She allegedly failed to report the extra income she earned between Jan. 1, 2013, and June 30, 2013.

Suleman and her children were reportedly living in Palmdale from around October 2012 to April 2013. Shortly after moving into the 5,000-square-foot Palmdale home, Suleman gave Rumorfix.com a tour of the residence (see video above).

About six months later, Suleman left the Palmdale home in squalor when her landlord moved to evict her for not paying rent, according to Radaronline, which posted the eviction notice online.

If convicted of welfare fraud, Suleman faces up to five years, eight months in custody, according to the LADA office.

The case was investigated by the Department of Public Social Services.

  23 comments for “Octomom charged with welfare fraud

  1. Fact Check...
    January 16, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Strictly for the record – and ONLY for the record: the notice being posted on the linked website is NOT and eviction notice, but merely a 3-Day Pay or Quit notice. Since she moved out during that time, per the requirements of the notice, she was NOT evicted. Not known is whether the landlord chose to sue for damages, or not, depending upon if the deposit covered such sufficiently.

  2. Db
    January 14, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    So why does the doctor that started this whole fiasco in the first place get off so easy!?…He should have been ordered by the court to pay some sort of child support for all these kids he helped to create…without him she would have never had these kids….I suppose now that they are rounding up frauds in the local area I will see less misuse of the EBT cards at local establishments and not have to stand in line behind someone decked out in designer clothes, iPhones or Coach bags with carts filled to the brim using their pretty California Advantage cards with the beautiful picture of the Pacific Ocean…right!?

    • maryann
      January 15, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      Your idea about child support from the doc makes sense. I would totally support that.

  3. misha
    January 14, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    I feel sorry for the children…hers and all the others that were birthed for the all mighty dollar. Our current world is a sad, pathetic place.

    • Nancy
      January 16, 2014 at 7:04 pm

      Maybe they’ll take her kids and put them in families that can care for them!!!

  4. sam young
    January 14, 2014 at 2:48 am

    I got an idea- send her to Arizona and let her be Jodi Aries cellmate!

  5. Annette
    January 13, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    She’s a selfish individual, she acts like the good patient mother, who in the hell can Handle 14 kids come on, and keep up a house all alone or does she have help? No way,,she is putting up a front

  6. Rachel
    January 13, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Soooo let me get this straight- I can kick out a bunch of kids that I wont have the time or resources to properly take care of and get paid for this??? Sweet!!! Sign me up for this despicable, poverty ridden life of hurt! Stuff like this brings out my inner nazi and makes me want laws for bearing children (even tho I know thats wrong….)

  7. sayy
    January 13, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    they allowed her to set herself up she should have known they would moniter ding dong

  8. really
    January 13, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Really…..what about all the people who are collecting it, working jobs, have live in boyfriends and don’t disclose that crap……. Or are section 8 and have people live with them….get over this lady already, move on……….

    • Beervana
      January 13, 2014 at 9:50 pm

      Headlines. That’s the reason they arrest her for this and none of these other thieves and con artists. None of the other fraudsters will bring the headlines. Even though they have YEARS of fraudulent activity with 100’s of thousand of dollars changing nasty hands.
      This woman has a bunch of kids…sooo what. Many of our welfare people do. She has been treated unfairly since the first news story broke. If she had been some little blond girl, she would have been showered with gifts. Someone really does need to help her. She is not a criminal and as far as her doing adult entertainment, it shows how far she will go for her children.

      • January 14, 2014 at 12:06 pm

        Leave her alone? Anyone who says that should get to foot the bill for her failure. It is unfair to the tax payer. The birth of her 8 kids prematurely cost the state several million. Some one is paying it. And it’s not her.

        • Beervana
          January 14, 2014 at 12:38 pm

          It is unfair, but look at the big picture.
          She is 1 person.
          There are thousands of women in the AV with lots of kids that we are paying for. Add it up. She and the birth of her children did not make the AV the haven for fraud that it has become.
          Example: 2 women, 7 kids each. 3 women, 5 kids each. Not uncommon. Or, 5 women, 2 or 3 kids each, collecting welfare and all the benefits that go hand in hand. Add daycare, student loans that will never be paid back, car loans in default, all on housing programs, getting their daycare paid for because they are registered for school (student loan- used as down payments on leased Range Rover or some other used car). Get the picture now?

          If she had aborted half of the kids, you all would be hanging her on the cross for that. She couldn’t do that and it wasn’t because she WANTED 8 more kids. It was because that mofo of a doctor implanted all of them at the same time.

          Whether we like her or not, whether we approve of what has gone on, her children need their mother. Dept of SS had to make an example out of someone. I wonder why they didn’t/haven’t made an example of any of the thousands of “baby mommas” involved in welfare fraud, daycare fraud, tax fraud, disability fraud, inhome services fraud and others. The fraud that has been going on for years. The fraud that must have insiders helping fraudsters dodge the investigators. THAT FRAUD.

          This woman works when she can, doing what she can make legal money. She is not a prostitute, collecting welfare and all the other benefits, including daycare (CCRC program) braces on her teeth and all her kids, paid for by Medical.

      • sikntired
        January 14, 2014 at 12:22 pm

        LOL, too much beer vanna?

        • Beervanas
          January 14, 2014 at 5:10 pm

          Never enough beer, sikn tired

          • sikntired
            January 14, 2014 at 5:49 pm

            Ha ha, good point there.

          • Quigley
            January 14, 2014 at 5:50 pm

            Keep drinking Beervanas cuz ur right on!

  9. AV Folk
    January 13, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    I heard that her egg doctor lost his license. I think he should be forced to marry her.

    • D M
      January 14, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      Hear! Hear!

  10. Basement Cat
    January 13, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    I could be wrong, but didn’t she and her kids already destroy one house?

  11. Beervana
    January 13, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    What about all the daycare, in home care, disability claim fraud that has been going on in the AV for years. Why isn’t anything being done about that?

  12. Jim
    January 13, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    This is crap, I can’t believe they even granted her welfare in the first place, I know many hard working Americans who couldn’t qualify for welfare in Lancaster or Palmdale when they got laid off there jobs in 2013, people whom always paid taxes and never used the system like the majority of welfare cases in this valley. The ones who don’t deserve it seem to get it and the ones who actually want it for there family and to get back on there feet get denied, California is a session pool and people like Octo whore keep moving into our valley because our city knows No shame… I can’t wait to move out of this town and state in July!

  13. Mike
    January 13, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Funny… they forgot to mention that she earned 200k+ from [removed] and that she can only legally collect welfare if she earns less than $119,000 a year? Ya, eat [removed]!

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