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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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91.

Mary    

She can "earn" $119,000.00 and still get welfare? How ridculous is this!! Guess I should look into all that I can get!

552 days ago
92.

TJ    

Today's Riddle: Guess who paid for this disaster's welfare. Guess who 's going to pay for her trial and lawyers. And guess who's going to pay to support her 14 kids if she goes to jail.

552 days ago
93.

DevonM    

WTF???? Anyone making more than 20k a Year, SHOULD NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR WELFARE

552 days ago
94.

Kim    

They should make the Doctor, pay for the child support. What an idiot to impregnant a single woman with 8 embryos, with no income.

552 days ago
95.

Sharon J K    

I would say yes, let her go to prison, but then, we still have to pay to feed her, then pay for foster care, food stamps and health benefits for all her children, so either way we lose, and either way, so do her kids. Poor little ones, always the ones who suffer when their mindless parents do something stupid.

552 days ago
96.

walters474    

Mandatory birth control for those collecting welfare?!

552 days ago
97.

Ginny    

OMG. These 14 children need to eat every day, so they got foodstamps, big deal! 14 kids actually need things every day, No Daddy just a single mom trying to cope. Big deal she made a bit of money. How much money did the Banksters make with fraud and insider trading? misleading the public JP Morgan LOST $6.2 BILLION of investors money - why not go after the REAL FRAUDS?

552 days ago
98.

scarey    

WTF??? you mean I can get these benefits with less than $119K a year??? And how much is it without 14 rugrats????

552 days ago
99.

sandra    

THIS BITCH IS AN INSULT TO SINGLE PARENTS EVERYWHERE TRYING TO SURVIVE THE HONEST WAY: BY GETTING A RESPECTFUL JOB AND NOT STEALING FROM THE SYSTEM

552 days ago
100.

Lady Lexie    

What is shocking to me is that she could make up to $119,000 a year and collect welfare! Wow! This woman is so nuts it is beyond belief. I think the doctor who implanted the embryos should have to pay for their support, not the public. It is not the kids' fault - they should not have to starve, but this mother should not have been allowed to have this many kids with no husband or job to support them. She is not a case of someone who has just fallen on hard times - she brought this on herself. I have no sympathy for her, but a lot for the kids. I don't know what the answer is for this situation.

552 days ago
101.

bill    

Has this bitch been spayed yet?

552 days ago
102.

me    

It's about time!!

552 days ago
103.

Inconceivable!    

According to twitter, Octomom was spotted shopping for make up brushes at the Lancôme counter in LaHabra a few days ago. She must have extra money squirreled away somewhere to spend while waiting for her marijuana baked goods to be delivered to her home.

552 days ago
104.

kitnplayn    

I think Octomom did the stripping after she got the welfare, so she would not have had those earnings at the time of the financial need.

552 days ago
105.

J.E.B.    

Just when you think this self-important, fame-hungry, meglo-maniac is gone for good, ....she's baaaaa-aaaaack.

552 days ago
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