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Octomom

Welfare Fraud Investigation

in Full Swing

3/23/2013 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0319-nadya-suleman-welfareThe investigation into whether or not Octomom committed welfare fraud has begun, and TMZ has learned authorities have started to contact her former employers to see just how much money she's been making.

As TMZ first reported, the L.A. County Dept. of Welfare Fraud Prevention and Investigation (WFP&I) was contacted by someone claiming that Octo is collecting welfare for her and her 14 kids despite allegedly making more than minimum amount required to collect welfare.

Octomom can receive welfare support if she made less than $119,000 in a calendar year because she had so many children, but authorities believe she may have made over $200,000.

According to our sources, investigators have begun calling people who have employed Octo in the last year to determine just how much she's been raking in -- which will include collecting things like bank statements, canceled checks and wire transfer receipts.

We're told the investigators have asked these employers if they know of any other people who have employed Octo lately ... and the employers have handed over a few names that investigators are following up with.

If she is found to have committed welfare fraud, Octo could be prosecuted and would face three years in prison or more.

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Joel    

15 more minutes of whatever.

489 days ago
17.

anya2u    

It was all about the money for her..... hope they jail her and put her kids in foster care. They deserve a chance at a normal life.

489 days ago
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harrymanbak    

that is a lovely photo of octomom, her mouth appears to be stuck in the suck position. in my youth, my friends and i referred to this condition as "suckers cramp".

489 days ago
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Majestik    

No, TMZ, if she's found to have committed welfare fraud they'll order her to pay back the money, simple as that. They'll also tell her she can wait till the tuplets are 18 then she can get a job and pay the money back. I'm sick to death of TMZ stating that someone convicted will get three years in jail. You continuously post that nonsense and it never happens.

489 days ago
20.

bernergirl    

I would rather them go after the investment banks that almost took down the entire economy! This is a non story.

489 days ago
21.

RudeGal    

Someone needs to sew this nasty bitch's beef curtains up so she can't add anymore to her litter of kids. I can't believe my taxes help pay for this dumb ass chick. SMDH

489 days ago
22.

Stratcat    

Yeah, she's a piece of crap but...I'd still f**k her...

489 days ago
23.

lmhilly1971    

She made $200,000 & still needed to go on welfare...wtf.....what the eff did she do with all that money??? Ridiculous

489 days ago
24.

David    

Before you feel sorry for this bitch for not having a man to help support them. She choose to have the children even though she wasn't married. She also choose to have as many children as possible even though she was unemployed. And this after she already had 3 kids and living with her parents for support.

Her decisions have caused the tax payer millions of dollars while many people are barely making a living. She claims to be a moral person and yet, have many kids out of wedlock, strip, and make porno movies. Then spending many days away from home stripping while others take care of her kids. And now, defrauding the government by being on welfare. It's time our society condemn this type of behavior. Instead of feeling sorry for her, she needs to be prosecuted and have her kids taken away.

489 days ago
25.

spectator72    

I want to know more about this story

Selena Gomez Has Sex With Waka Flocka and The ENTIRE Brick Squad – Gucci Mane Furious – Report

489 days ago
26.

James R. - Los Angeles    

The b*tch is ugly on multiple levels.

489 days ago
27.

Meanie    

for god sakes, take those kids away from that dipsh*T.

489 days ago
28.

spectator72    

She isn't the only one ripping the state. Lots of people should be investigated

489 days ago
29.

Mrscust    

If kids get put in system isn't that tax payer funds too..same ****.

489 days ago
30.

Kookla    

She makes me barf

489 days ago
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