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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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germs    

Who could of guessed this would happen.

497 days ago
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Azi    

Welfare fraud has been rampant forever. She isn"t the only skank defrauding the system.

497 days ago
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youdontknowme    

Shes dumb as hell. Hell did she need so many kids for???? She can't even support them!! Wow wow wow.

497 days ago
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ABB    

I hate this effin' parasite beeeothc! The idiot russian doctor who artificially inseminated this skumbag should also be responsible for the millions of dollars this leech will cost people.

497 days ago
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scoopie    

wow. pays to have oodles and boodles of kids in CA.. most of the state could probably qualify for welfare

497 days ago
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Gridiron    

Taxpayer funded welfare with a six-figure salary... That pretty much sums up how screwed up our system is right there... We reward irresponsible behavior like purposely having a litter of kids when you know you can't afford it.

497 days ago
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Joe    

This broad should never have been allowed to have all those Kids. Let alone, rewarded by getting free money from the government. Then again, I’m sure half of those welfare losers are lying and abusing the system. I say, take those Kids away and lock her up in jail or mental hospital.

497 days ago
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Nyla    

With all the welfare fraud that is rampant, how on earth can Octomom be at the top of the investigation list? Even if she did make slightly over the limit, I'm sure she didn't plan on fraud. She was just trying to make money to feed her kids and keep a roof over their heads. No woman does porn for kicks and giggles. There was a need to take care of her family.

497 days ago
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Peter Popoff    

They should call her Octo*****

497 days ago
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Amy    

There are plenty of couples that want to have kids without being psychically able to. The state should put these kids in good homes with loving parents and put this crazy fraud in prison. After they sterilize her.

497 days ago
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dee    

Put the kids up for adoption...........................this woman needs some serious counseling.

497 days ago
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Cricket    

Good. Give the stupid bitch what she deserves. This woman is a waste of flesh.

497 days ago
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Carl    

The best thing that could happen would be to take away all those kids. They are still young enough that they have a shot at a normal life if they get away from her soon. Otherwise we are going to have 14 messed up adults in 10-15 years.

497 days ago
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Lizzieliz81    

Welfare is stupid. She can make over 100 grand a year and still get tax payers money because the dummy decided to have too many kids?

497 days ago
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oleman    

she's been scamming the system for years...she got the money for the "fertilization" of her litter from disability, and was hoping to get a "reality show" after having her litter......total waste of human life. I do feel sorry for the children she brought into the world, I wonder what kind of life they have, and would they be better off separated and being adopted?

497 days ago
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