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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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166.

Tina    

...and to think these Odrama's supporters want more welfare...for dead beats like OcotoPimpN her kids out.

561 days ago
167.

Rob    

Why is this triffling biatch IN THE NEWS?! Someone please take her kids from her.

561 days ago
168.

kdyumaaz@aol.com    

$118K and can still collect Welfare. ? Really.
Well, we know who she voted for

561 days ago
169.

Barbara Gold    

I feel so sorry for those children. I wish they would give them to some familys that would love them and raise them right. She is a sad excuse for a human being.

561 days ago
170.

gerilynn    

porn?self pleasure? this shows how desperate she- and some people are who'd view her really are.
is anyone in the room surprised? anyone?? anyone?,

561 days ago
171.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

Hmmmmmmmmm sure she did

561 days ago
172.

fit4ufor3rd    

this could be the best thing to happen to the kids.

561 days ago
173.

ralph zappacosta    

She should be locked up, steralized, and her kids taken away from her.

561 days ago
174.

dude    

that worthless trash needs to put in jail for stealing money this trash example of black trash that uses welfare and food stamps all states need to start drug testing now raciest that trachwelfare people its coming

561 days ago
175.

Paul    

I really truly hope she kills herself.

560 days ago
176.

Crysssy    

Ok, I do not understand. If someone makes $119,000 in the California, they can still collect welfare? How is that even possible? I always thought welfare was for people who were destitute. We all should consider moving to California. LOL, no wonder that state is nearly bankrupt.

560 days ago
177.

queen    

Why does anyone who makes $119,000 a year get welfare??? THIS is why other countries hate us! THIS is what's wrong with our country! WTF??!!

560 days ago
178.

queen    

Why do people that make $119.000 a year get welfare? Maybe I should move to California

560 days ago
179.

PreyToYou    

She should NEVER have been given any type of help from the government (aka TAXPAYERS!). It's BS that she made the decision to pop out all of these kids and we have to pay for them.

560 days ago
180.

Justsay Nohan    

It should be a Federal mandate that caps welfare assistance at 3-4 kids to prevent people from exploiting the system by having additional kids just to earn more.Perhaps offer a limited extention for families that were created when their income was sufficient to support themselves . I'll bet that over half of her income isn't even reported.

560 days ago
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