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Amber Portwood

Allegedly Evicted

For Conning the Government

2/16/2012 12:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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"Teen Mom" star Amber Portwood was tossed out of her Indiana home last month for scamming the government and mooching off taxpayer money -- this according to law enforcement sources.

Here's how it breaks down -- according to Amber's lease agreement, obtained by TMZ, the house she was renting in Anderson, Indiana had been subsidized by the state's "Low Income Rental Housing Tax Credit Program."

Problem is, in order to enroll in the program -- a prerequisite for moving in -- the reality star claimed she made roughly $10,000 a year ... MUCH less than what she actually earned in 2010 ... $280,000.

According to sources, Amber's massive income rendered her ineligible for subsidized housing -- no duh -- and that's the reason her landlords evicted her.

It doesn't really matter though -- Amber's still locked up in jail, awaiting final approval to enter a court-appointed drug rehab program.

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31.

dotties2    

All She has to do is say she is of a "certain ethnic" group and they'll pay her.

946 days ago
32.

Bill    

TMZ has promoted Racism since Harvey Levin pretended to be a Reporter during the O. J. Simpson Trial. Throw the Stone and Hide the Hand Style reference toward people just to make that almighty Dollar. This is does not appear to be a Black Woman but the impression is given through TMZ. That is very Slimmy Harvey. If you think not read the Comments. And if she is Black then most of the commenters are Black too and don't know it. Who's your Daddy? If you don't know watch what you say?

946 days ago
33.

Mark    

As much as I can't stand The Kardashians and The Jersey Shore, these "Teen Mom" shows are the worst of the worst! I have no idea who this Amber chick is, but I'm sick of these young women being exploited. They're not old enough and obviously not mature enough to decide to show their life on national TV.

946 days ago
34.

Earwin    

Why are these girls even on tv promoting sex at such a young age? why are these girls making that kind of money?
They should be punished for thier actions not rewareded! Its like broadcasting to all young girls its ok to get preggers !!! Get them off the air period !!

946 days ago
35.

Brad    

Socalled fame and fortune leads to fraud and jail. How ironic.

946 days ago
36.

Mike F    

another teen that the media glorifies for having kids. insted of giving the teen sluts a reality show teach the sluts birth control

946 days ago
37.

candycane    

Why do you care if she as an American get it or the ILLEGALS GET EVERY THING FREE WHAT THE HELL DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE. SHE AT LEAST IS LEGAL. PAID INTO IT THEY DID NOTHING

946 days ago
38.

candycane    

WHY DO YOU CARE YOU ALLOWED THE ILLEGAS TO CHEAT US. VOTE OBAMA OUT AND LETS TAKE BACK AMERICA THEN SAY SHE CHEATED AND I WILL AGREE NOW BS THE ILLEGALS GET IT FROM US FREE WHY NOT AN AMERICAN

946 days ago
39.

knice1    

You mean she lied to the gov like our president did about his birth certificate? Like all the DC government employees that were receiving unemployment while still working did? Like most of our politicians do? Like our police forces do? Like the cia does? Like all the corporations do? Like the banks do? Like every rich person in America does? How is this news?

946 days ago
40.

knice1    

You mean she lied to the gov like our president did about his birth certificate? Like all the DC government employees that were receiving unemployment while still working did? Like most of our politicians do? Like our police forces do? Like the cia does? Like all the corporations do? Like the banks do? \Like every rich person in America does? How is this news?

946 days ago
41.

Chaz    

Wow, a girl who took money from MTV to allow them exploit every minute of her life simply because she got knocked up in high school has gone on to live a less than honorable life.

Wouldn't this be news only if it were the opposite?

946 days ago
42.

carnut122    

Time to go to jail!

946 days ago
43.

MomOfThree    

None of the people that "star" on these reality shows should be paid above minimum wage because what they are doing isn't a real job; in fact it's not a job at all, because there's no skill involved and no education required. All it does is give them a false sense of greatness. Amber should now have to pay the government, or rather the taxpayers back for all her stolen benefits and should be barred for life from ever getting any future benefits.

946 days ago
44.

J.E.B.    

Amber Portwood seems to think she's above the law. Let's show her she's not; charge her with a Federal crime.

946 days ago
45.

durissus    

Hmmm...$280,000 for being an out-of-control teenager. When Reality TV is NOT really reality!!! Show me another teenager, in her predicament, who made that kind of money. Plus she's obviously not learned any life lessons, except how to scam!

946 days ago
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