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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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Stephanie    

Really welfare fraud? And they are going after her? Really? Pretty sure every person driving an audi with an iphone commits welfare fraud while I work a 40 hour a week job as a single mom and need welfare but dont use it. pretty sure the government is gonna have to bust about a billion more people to get all the fraud outta the system.so dumb

529 days ago
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flycaravan@aol.com    

This woman is a true "PIG"

529 days ago
153.

flycaravan@aol.com    

What do you expect from a "PIG"

529 days ago
154.

teddy32788    

She had so many kids, its lose and they just fall out now haha

529 days ago
155.

Marty    

That poor woman, she has nothing but "BAD LUCK" (Sarcasm)

529 days ago
156.

Tony    

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>> Wow, I never knew you could make so much and still be on welfare, no wonder most states are broke. I remember my mother raising us without any assistance like this, sure she worked and did all the laundry for our neigbors but we made it. Oh well, times have changed, our government wants us to be dependant on them so they can one day take over every aspect of our lives. As for the jail time, I don't see any upside to putting her in jail and her 14 kids into CPS so they can be put up for adoption, let her pay back the over pay and let her get on with the broke life she created when she decided to have 8 more babies she thought would fix her life and make things os much better some how. She buttered her bread and now she has to lie in it, oh wait, I think she already did that on a porn video...

529 days ago
157.

MsSarcia    

Finally!

529 days ago
158.

Ralph    

You can make $119,000 in California and still collect welfare?!

529 days ago
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surfrog    

so she can make 119k and still collect welfare?? how on earth is that possible? I had a friend who was struggling after a divorce and couldn't get free lunches for her son and she was making $11.50 an hour!! What is wrong with this world???

529 days ago
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Joanne    

Are you serious??? She has 14 kids!!!! And Katie-poo thinks she "deserves" to have FUN!!! She has 8 kids, lots of money..free whatever and here octomom is facing fraud charges??!! So whe does she have fun"? I don't care for her but Katie-poo is a trip... not the kind of woman I'd welcome as a friend..really???

529 days ago
161.

Jim    

If they lock her up then who's going to care for all those children? It will cost more just to care for her children and keep her in jail as opposed to just letting her keep the money.

However, the law needs to be changed because it should depend on your average salary over a few years as opposed to one big payday. It just forces people back into welfare being that she might not ever make that much money again in one year!

529 days ago
162.

Dee    

Why don't folks leave this lady alone. She has issues...let her work it out in private.

529 days ago
163.

Joaquina    

I cannot understand how come, after Porno videos, inneficient way of taking care of so many kids, having make money of TV, magazines etc, she is still support by us, the tax payers???? I know of poor mothers, minorities parents, that for less, their kids have been removed from their homes, put on foster care, and no matter how many changes they have done in their lifes, the goverment do not return their kids. Apparently celebrity is a way of doing wrong without consequences, for example, Ms. Lohan...

529 days ago
164.

Whatever....    

What makes her any different than the other inner city Rats that rip off the system daily...they need to clean the whole system up!!!!!

529 days ago
165.

Whatever....    

What makes her any different then the other inner city Hood Rats that rip the system off daily....they need to clean up the whole System from them!!!!!!

529 days ago
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