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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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DaniM0nster    

$119,000 per year ?! This is why people who legitimately need help from welfare, never get it.

498 days ago
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fuskiegirl21    

"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"

Now I have heard it all and they wonder why California is going bankrupt.

498 days ago
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fuskiegirl21    

"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"

Now I have heard it all and they wonder why California is going bankrupt.

498 days ago
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young     

what a dumb asssss no wait my bad she lives off welfare which i pay for maybe she is not a dumb asssss well at least in jail she cannot have more that kids which i have to keep up

498 days ago
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fuskiegirl21    

"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" Now I have heard it all. This is why California is falling into the gutter and turning into a cesspool.

498 days ago
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JJ    

$119,000 a year & you qualify for welfare? No wonder CA is broke.

498 days ago
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jaba    

Has there ever been a bigger train wreck than this woman?

498 days ago
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Maggie    

She wasted all her kids money on plastic surgery, well she should look in the mirror and sue the doctor.

498 days ago
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Maggie S.    

Wow, I cant believe a person can earn as much as $119,000 and get welfare. Between my hubby and myself, we dont even make half that, and we couldnt qualify for any state help. If we made that much, we would be really really well off.

498 days ago
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Carmen    

Can people please leave this lady alone!! you guys are not thinking about her children, although she is a bad mother, I feel bad for her children not having their mother in their lives. All I am saying is stop with the harsh comments, so she committed fraud, leave it up to the authorities to handle this.

498 days ago
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FlaviaDomitila    

she figures she is holding 14 get out jail free cards.

498 days ago
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zaphodbblbrox    

Great, now the kids will be better off. PLUS... bad luck is not the case. Why when people make very bad decisions in life do others chalk it up to "bad luck" not bad life choices???

498 days ago
118.

Riki    

REALLY...my sister had a stroke and has no income other than disability and she "makes to much" for food stamps. Something is seriously wrong with our system!

498 days ago
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Star Whacker    

And this is the woman who said she'd NEVER, EVER go on welfare. Oh, wait. She's the same one who said she'd NEVER, EVER do porn either!

498 days ago
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karmah    

I like how she is referred to as *Octo* and not her real name...makes me LMAO every time!!!! Now - on with the comment.....it wouldn't surprise me if she was scamming welfare. However, they will not send her to prison...it would cost the state much, much more for foster care fees. They'll just make her pay it back and scrutinize her every claim.

498 days ago
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