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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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31.

KEV    

does she have to report her stripper tips in cali to welfare? lol. probably not!

394 days ago
32.

STFUP    

So.... welfare fraud gets you 3 years, but multiple DUI's, coke posession, stealing jewelery, crashing cars & lying to cops about it - that gets you rehab.
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California, your so-called 'justice' system is SO f**king broken!

394 days ago
33.

linda    

Poor children

394 days ago
34.

Rusty Shackleford    

you have GOT to be ****ting me.
$119,000 is the cutoff point for WELFARE!?!?!?!

my wife and i combined pull in under 200k and we live VERY comfortably.

394 days ago
35.

Dr. G    

Well yank my doodle, it's a dandy...

394 days ago
36.

Jack    

The only thing important here are the kids she uses for a free ride. Get them good homes and dump this gold digger so she has to find a job to support herself.

394 days ago
37.

oink    

It's a lost Kartrashian sister.

394 days ago
38.

SusanS    

About time......

394 days ago
39.

dee    

What about the $200 hair cut she had? Was that the stripping money or the porn money?

394 days ago
40.

kalamry    

Can you imaging the book those kids will be able to write about their upbringing when they grow up??

394 days ago
41.

LISA    

If she broke the law and committed Fraud, then she needs to answer for it. I hope they give her a psych evaluation if she is convicted - the woman seems 'off.'


I agree she had no business having all those kids if she knew she couldn't support them. However, now that they exist, they need to be taken care of. I know $119,000 is a lot of money, but if you add up the salaries for her helpers, houehold bills, food, clothing, transportation, health care, education, etc., it quickly adds up.

394 days ago
42.

Cat    

Remember this is the same idiot that said she would NEVER seek government assistance to take care of her kids! I say throw her azz in jail and if it means her kids have a chance at adoption into a family that will take care of them so be it!!!

394 days ago
43.

Stash     

After prison .....perhaps working the street corners could pull in some fast cash!

394 days ago
44.

Brendan    

I dont understand why people hate the woman so much. Im not sure how you can be a whore when you had all your kids through in vitro and she has literally has had one boyfriend that lasted like a month. Secondly her kids are about to be orphans. Why are we celebrating this?

394 days ago
45.

Johnny    

Weirdo.........Weasel!!!

394 days ago
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