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Authorities Probing For

Possible Welfare Fraud

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

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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Bottom line I hope she is found guilty and beaten with a rubber hose. If anyone has seen her "porno vid"its so awkward and uncomfortable its funny. What a waste of human life and sperm and eggs.poor kids? Poor us for hearing about a fink who robs the system and so far has been not held accountable for the waste of taxpayers $$$. They should stich her mouth to kim kardashians b hole.

581 days ago


I still like that "throwing a hot dog down a hallway" analogy.

581 days ago


She has a corporation called Harmony Enterprises where likely a good part of her money gets laundered in there. I'm surprised she's gotten by with it as long as she did.

581 days ago


Stitch her mouth to k kardashians b hole.

581 days ago


First off they are not going to send her to jail so relax TMZ. The same thing happened to my mom when I was younger. She became a single mother of 3 and had to clean houses while she was putting herself through school. She finally got a job but needed some food stamps to hold us over until she got her first paycheck cell welfare got a wind of it and all she had to do was pay back that money. Now who should go to jail are all the people who drive Mercedes and deals drugs and yet still accept a welfare check and money from the govt

581 days ago


About time they investigated Octo!!

581 days ago

BB not bb    

Maybe she is just disorganized and bad at math. Maybe the vengeful nannies are after her again. There is always a pack of troublemakers following her ready to tip off some authority to get her in trouble.

She has a bunch of skinny little kids. I don't think they are eating all that much food really. Maybe five of them would eat what the average fat American eats. What would she be needing so much money for anyway, airfare to her sleazy jobs?

If it is a clerical error, they usually just withold further payments until the money is paid back, either in cash or from the amount not taken in the monthely allotment. I don't think she would go to prison for making a bookkeeping error.

Welfare fraud is more like when people get multiple ID's in different states.

581 days ago


You get still get Welfare and make $119,000 in California???...Something is very wrong in that State

581 days ago

pattycakes not to be confused with pattycake    

Two care givers 40 hours a week =50, 000.Allowing each child 10 dollars in food per day is 1,000 a week so that 's another 50,000. That's 100,000 a year just tor food and household help which she really needs. Another 50,000 for rent and heat/ac. That's 150,000 and we haven't even talked about a car or cable /Internet! She needs to make 200,000 just to stay afloat. Stupid woman has a flock of kids with out a man!

581 days ago


I hate this piece of isht as much as Lindsay Lohan!

581 days ago


I still would

581 days ago


YEAH send the mom to jail but keep Lohan out 100 times. WTF ever.

581 days ago

Nun ja biz    

Seriously that is a high range you can make and still get food stamps. If you make that much there is no reason why you can't feed and take care of your kids. We make a lot less than that and manage as a family of 5. California, no wonder you are bankrupt!

581 days ago


Lock her up & put those poor kids in proper homes!

581 days ago

Joan K    

Geez I thought that was Kimmie Trashian at first, they sure are starting to look alike.

581 days ago
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