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Octomom

Authorities Probing For

Possible Welfare Fraud

3/20/2013 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Octomom Nadya Suleman
is under the microscope after a complaint was lodged that she committed welfare fraud ... and if it's true Octo could go to prison.

TMZ has learned ... someone made the allegation last week to the L.A. County Dept. of Welfare Fraud Prevention and Investigation (WFP&I), claiming Octo is getting various forms of welfare, including food stamps, even though she made nearly $200,000 in 2012.

Under California law, Octo can legitimately collect welfare for her and her 14 kids if she makes $119,000 or less in a calendar year, but if the allegation is true ... she exceeded the limit by a lot.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the WFP&I is conducting a probe and has already interviewed witnesses in Octo's world.

If WFP&I determines Octo committed welfare fraud, she can be prosecuted.  If convicted she could face more than 3 years in prison.

Oh, right.  You're wondering how Octo could have scored nearly $200k.  Answer: porn, stripping, self-pleasure videos ... the usual.

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IwuvTMZ    

Didn't see this coming. lol

401 days ago
2.

Stacy    

Get a REAL job. ... too support Your kids. ...!!!

401 days ago
3.

NOT ELMO    

If convicted she could face more than 3 years in prison........................LOCK UP OCTO-DUMB

401 days ago
4.

Jordan    

How bad could it be if OctoSlut went to prison for 3 years imagine all the learning she would accomplish for he 2nd masturbation video and she could throw in one or two girls to make it really interesting.

401 days ago
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cobrazombie    

$118,000 and still collect welfare, WTF?


Well I guess the big banks got corporate welfare from Uncle Sam.

401 days ago
6.

The Big Bowowski    

Thank you TMZ...I've been on a LoLo high for the last 2 days. I almost forgot about Octo and Beaver....If and when Octo has to go to court to answer what looks like impending charges, I'll be there with the duck caller too. Qwack Qwack Qwack, because she got's the duck bill too.......

401 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

People really need to leave this woman alone. What has she done to anyone? Welfare doesn't give a damn what she made in all of 2012. They are concerned with how much she makes while she's receiving benefits. If she made 200k from January to June, but in July no money is coming in then in July she qualifies for benefits. Leave this woman alone. She has enough on her plate raising 14 children. Are you trying to split them up in foster care or something? What is the goal?

401 days ago
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I LOVE MY NIPPLES    

She has been PROBED ENOUGH! Hell she has 32 kids!

401 days ago
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GLaDOS    

What the f***? You can make damn near $120,000 and get welfare in California? Wow. The lawmakers there are a f***ing joke if that's true. I'd be so pissed as a taxpayer if people making that kind of money were getting foodstamps.

401 days ago
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PeekerBoo    

OctoMom is a lost cause. My only concern is the welfare of her children. It's so sad to think of the childhoods they are having & how it is going to affect them.

Are they doing ok in school or are they already showing signs of emotional problems? So sad.

401 days ago
11.

ilovegossip    

She scammed millions from innocent people after having the babies..and then squandered it all away. I wouldn't put it past her for scamming the government.

Make sure you check out her begging for money webpages that she's created. And the company she formed to hide money.

401 days ago
12.

Diamond Goddess!    

Doesn't this cray b!t@h know that everything she does is under major scrutiny (totally self-created, BTW)?!
*humph*
*eyeroll*
WUTEVAH!!!
(lol)

401 days ago
13.

Miss Greta    

Nobody is going to do a damn thing about this parasite. She'll continue to leech off taxpayers forever through her special needs kids. Those kids should've been hustled away by social services the moment they were born and placed with sane, nurturing and financially secure adoptive parents.

401 days ago
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Firefly    

This is nothing new, she has been scamming the system since day one. How do you think she got them babies?

401 days ago
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blakhoode    

Think what you will of her, but no judge is going to lock up a mother of 14 without giving her every opportunity to make things right.. in this case, paying back the money and penalties. But prison? Not going to happen.

401 days ago
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