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Octomom

Authorities to Seize Financial Docs

in Welfare Fraud Probe

6/9/2013 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Welfare fraud investigators have taken steps to seize Octomom's bank records and other documents that may prove she's been stealing taxpayers' money ... and what they find could land her in prison.

Welfare fraud officials obtained a search warrant to seize Octo's financial and employment records -- because they smell a rat.

We broke the story ... the L.A. County Dept. of Welfare Fraud Prevention and Investigation (WFP&I), has been investigating Nadya Suleman after getting a tip that she was collecting welfare in 2012  ... when she grossed more than $200,000.

According to the warrant -- obtained by TMZ -- investigators have targeted 2 locations -- the home and office of Octo's manager, the person who presumably has financial records showing what's up.

As we previously reported, Octo and her 14 kids are entitled to get welfare benefits if she earns less than $119,000 in a calendar year.  But there's evidence she made a lot more and still grabbed public assistance money.

If the hunch is right, Octo can be prosecuted for welfare fraud, and if she's convicted she could face 3 years in prison.

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21stcent    

I can't imagine octomom keeping records....of anything.

472 days ago
2.

Cartman    

She won't do time for anything... she's a damn alcoholic.

472 days ago
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4reallikecomon    

Legalize prostitution...

472 days ago
4.

Franc    

Seize the kids too. And Dr. Kamrata's DNA to see if he's the daddy.

472 days ago
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Leopold butters Stotch     

Finding the father of this s***bags children is like finding a needle in a haystack. One thing I do know when the line for whoop asses is formed she should be one of the first in line.

472 days ago
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Googie    

Do I think she's guilty of welfare fraud - YEAH. Do I think they'll do anything about it - HECK NO. It's so obvious she is an unfit mother, yet authorities have done nothing about it. She's got too many kids. They don't want to take the kids away, they don't want to put her in jail. It would cost the taxpayers a fortune to put them in foster care. If they have the grandparents take custody, they would have to pay them welfare or foster parent allowance. Those kids are probably so screwed up mentally, that some or all might have to get professional care. Taxpayers are ultimately the ones screwed & left to shell out money to take care of this tribe.

472 days ago
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BB not bb    

Octomom seems like an airhead. If she did get too much money, I think it was by accident. If the manager has the records, why didn't the manager stop this before it went this far? Maybe she was trusting the manager to keep her finances straight. It seems like most of Nadya's support team only ever wanted to trip her up somehow.


She is dealing with an extremely impossible situation. People just make it harder and harder for her instead of looking after her. The husband who dumped her for not having kids is a creep for leaving her in the lurch also.


She seems like the mother who people love to hate. I think it is really cruel.

472 days ago
8.

SakkeL    

3 years in prison?! Just think how much that's going to waste taxpayers money! We are talking about millions...

472 days ago
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karlew    

It could very well be that she made little or nothing between say January and April, but then from May to December things could have picked up and she made that 200 grand. That way she could still have legally been on welfare in 2012 and still make more than the allotted amount. That said she should have to repay the welfare she received if this is the case. Where I come from however, she wouldn't have to.

472 days ago
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Natosha    

When you factor in having 8 kids. The cost of her rent. In the thousands. The costs of feeding and clothing the kids The cost of her water, electric bill child care so she can work. ect. And not making money for months at a time. I can see how she would need help for a few months. It's not like she stayed on it any longer than she needed to. People always look at what she made that year. But does anyone stop and think how long that will last when raising 8 kids? She shouldn't have had that many but what's done is done and she works her ass off when she works. She could go work at McDonald's. but then she would end up on welfare forever.

472 days ago
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the_truth_hurts    

and this is the problem with america and s***bag can have 14 kids and not pay for any of them and earn 119,000 a year.....china has the right idea...

472 days ago
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Bell    

Let me see, putting her in prison for three years will cost the taxpayers at least a grand a month per child multiplied by 14. Brings us to $14,000 a month multiplied by 12 months is $168,000 per year. That doesn't include what it costs the state to house a prisoner. Are you sure this is worth it? If you were smart you would go for house arrest instead of jail. But some officials prefer to their flaunt their authority rather than looking at the big picture and what is best for all those kids. The tax payers thank you.

472 days ago
13.

HoTMZ    

She made hundreds of thousands doing all those porn gigs last year. I take it she failed to file taxes too if they are still having to investigate.

472 days ago
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blakhoode    

Go get her, US government! Prison is exactly where a mother of 14 belongs! That'll show her! And her snot nosed kiddies, too!

472 days ago
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Meanie    

For god sakes, just take the kids already, and throw this stupid bitch in jail.

472 days ago
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