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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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121.

TPF    

Ever stand behind a minority in Walmart and see how they whip out the food stamp card and then you work your a** off so that they can have these freebies and then they go get in a Cadillac Escalade parked in the handicap zone because they are too fat to walk more than fifty feet. It's out of control, if you can drive your car, get to the store, shop for an hour or more, they can work doing something and get the hell off of the hardworking taxpayers money.

397 days ago
122.

Edward    

While they are at it they ought to investigate her green card marriage to Marcos Gutierrez. No other explanation for that sham. Nadya said they never consummated the marriage, and she had babies during the marriage but Gutierrez is not the father. He does have children with his current wife, so he's fertile. He won't speak on camera at all. I wonder how much she made off her green card marriage.

397 days ago
123.

PureRadiance    

Could this drama queen possibly do another porno, a prison porno then! I'm sure there are some saps out there who would watch. well ok, maybe a half a dozen saps ! Ewwwwwww!

397 days ago
124.

James     

If you made $200,000 in a year to support 14 kids...Its not enough

397 days ago
125.

kade    

Welfare agencies have a lot of rules to prevent fraud. Welfare 'income' isn't just a paycheck, gifts also count. The rules are there to keep people from getting welfare when they are being supported by family but in Octo's case, if she's receiving high price gifts that should be reported to the IRS as income, then she's in a world of hurt, even though she's not getting the actual cash to support her kids. Free clothes, hair treatments, make-up, etc could very well be counted as income even though it won't help her much in taking care of 14 kids.

397 days ago
126.

Dave    

I hope she does. She deserves it.

397 days ago
127.

James     

Thats only $13,00 per person for the year and that is not enough to feed, cloth, school, dental...come on really...

397 days ago
128.

Dave    

She deserves everything coming her way, she did it for the money and now she has to pay for it.

397 days ago
129.

Vondrazy    

Good LORD!!!! Will y'all please this woman alone!?!?!?!?!?

397 days ago
130.

Blue Lake    

Take the kids away from this exhibitionist nut job. Save their lives!

397 days ago
131.

dalenovak1968    

Isn't having all those kids enough of a prison sentence? lol

397 days ago
132.

Bagheera    

Wasn't her one shoot porno supposed to be worth $1 million? I would think she'd be a bit over $119k.

397 days ago
133.

dalenovak1968    

Isn't having all those kids enough of a prison sentence? lol

397 days ago
134.

Larry    

I suspected welfare fraud on her part for years. She had recieved multiple donations, handouts, down payments on a home and mortgage help over the years while admitting to Suze Orman on Oprah's show she was recieving disability, unemployment and welfare and aid for dependant children help.

397 days ago
135.

Bruno    

If she's being investigated for welfare fraud, can an IRS Investigation be far behind...

397 days ago
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