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Porn + welfare = fraud charges for Octomom

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  • 'Octomom' Nadya Suleman made headlines in 2009 after giving birth to octuplets conceived via in vitro fertilization
  • Suleman has been on welfare to feed her 14 children
  • She's accused of not reporting income earned in the adult entertainment industry
Porn + welfare = fraud charges for Octomom

Nadya Suleman -- better known as "Octomom" -- is being accused of welfare fraud for allegedly failing to report money she earned as a topless dancer and porn film actress.

"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," Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a statement released Monday.

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Suleman, 38, made headlines in 2009 after giving birth to octuplets, which were conceived using in vitro fertilization. She has six older children who were conceived in the same manner.

Suleman filed for bankruptcy last May, but her case was tossed out because of paperwork issues. She told CNN in April that she was willing to accept offers from the adult entertainment industry so that she could start to build a business "empire" that would take care of her children.

Watch: 'Octomom' talks 'positive' adult film experience

The district attorney's office said Suleman has been ordered to appear in court Friday, when the prosecutor will ask a judge to set her bond at $25,000.

Suleman faces up to five years and eight months in prison if convicted, according to the prosecutor.

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