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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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There's a reason CA has 1/3rd of the nation's welfare cases. Having large families to get welfare even though families make a decent middle class income is extremely common in CA. The Armenians in Glendale are notorious for it. Octonut makes the news because she's single with 14 kids. But I'm certain the reason Octo had no problem poppbig out 14 kids is that she knew CA's generous welfare system would pay well.

401 days ago


what a nasty skank

401 days ago


welfare for people making 119,000??? You have got to be kidding. I need to move to Calif. Welfare is for those in need. 119,000 is NOT poor!! and 200,000 definitely isn't!

401 days ago

Paul Wilkerson    

Not surprising, look at all the money she owes.

401 days ago


The real question should be, can she take care of all these children?
Putting her in prison will probably harm the children most of all. She should be made to pay back the money.
The doctor who performed the procedure should be seeing professional help as to why he allowed this obviously bad candidate have multiple children.

401 days ago


When you apply for welfare in California and you have people in your home who receive disability benefits. The system does not count that person on paper as part of your family. They are in they system, but their income is not county. That is why she is allowed to make so much. And in California, once you sign up for welfare, if you have any more kids while on benefits, you will not receive any more cash aid. I think this woman has been through enough. I think whoever reported her, is jealous because they don't get the same thing she does. Yes she did decide to have more after she already have 6. But the past is the past, and the kids are here now. I think she does need a lot of help with them. People should not throw stones. And before you say anything you should walk a day in her shoes. I have 2 disabled children, and it really irritates me when people make comments when they have not walked a day in my shoes. No one truly knows what she is going through. And until you do, then you should not throw stones.

401 days ago

Paul Wilkerson    

No surprise here, considering all the debt she is in, I feel for those poor kid's, they did not ask to be here.

401 days ago


smh Octoslut going to extreme illegal measures now to stay afloat to feed them snotty-nose crumb-snatchers. first temporary porn, now this. so sad. get a real damn job, whether it's a cashier at Publix, Kroger's or a waitress at Apple B's or a cook a Burger King. smmfh at this tired-looking, dead-looking, worn-out-looking chic.

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401 days ago


Some idiot will take her case and get her out of it. But it would be good. Then her meal tickets can be put in hopefully more stable homes.

401 days ago

Edward Serio    

This poor excuse of a woman,let alone a mother should have her children placed in foster care and be sentenced to the max the law can give,it'd be cheaper on the tax payers and healthier for the kids if they never laid eyes on this HO again!

401 days ago


Yes it is bull-sh_t that she collected welfare after her saying it would never would and then committed fraud to boot. She should go to jail but then we have to pay more for all the kids she sh_t out. But it is even more bull-sh_t that illegal immigrants get it without question.

401 days ago



Seriously, the REAL problem is just WHO will take those kids? Can the foster care system place them?

401 days ago


What a piece of trash. Hope the next time I see or hear about her it's on the side of a milk carton.

401 days ago


I hope she gets fourteen years house arrest, and caring for her kids counts as community service. And I hope she has supervision, to be sure all the kids are properly fed, bathed, clothed, and nurtured. This for her would be worse than going to prison for fourteen years, but at least there would be some oversight of those poor babies!

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