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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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lts    

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

The state of California has neglected to do the right thing where this wacko is concerned ever since she was vomited onto the radar screen all those years ago. The only thing that will be accomplished If she is imprisoned, is to cost the citizens of Cal even more millions in support for her brood. She and the doctor should be prosecuted for this heinous act perpetrated on the people of the state. Having children for profit was illegal the last time I checked.

396 days ago
17.

Angelique    

Just my opinion here but should she wind up in jail...wouldn't it cost a whole lot more to put her there a few years and place those poor children in foster care? There should be a law against women like her having children. So many deserving people want kids badly and can't have any and this "thing" produced a whole lot of offspring that she can't even care for or provide for!

396 days ago
18.

karen    

Why are you TMZ after this woman so much? Are you going to take care of her kids ? Some of them have Autism shame shame on you TMZ

396 days ago
19.

dangit    

Oh please TMZ!!!! All she has to do is pay back what was overpaid. Overpayments happen all the time. Don't make a mountain out of a mole hill because it's Octomom. Real welfare fraud is claiming what you don't deserve and she has 14 kids to support as a single mom. She chose life for her babies rather than having them destroyed. Where are the pro-lifers like Sarah Palin supporting her? Why is no one putting Octomom on DWTS to help her support her babies like Bristol Palin was?

396 days ago
20.

Jamey Hunter    

I'm so sick of her. Hope they finally do something. Leech on society.

396 days ago
21.

Laura    

She needs to get off the alcohol, and quit trying to be yet another no talent person desperate for fame, and just raise her kids. The taxpayers shouldn't have to pay for this girl's children. She chose this.

396 days ago
22.

dangit    

@papooya - Why is Bristol Palin given all kinds of opportunities to make money for her kid as a single mom and she's still allowed to collect off the taxpayers and not Octomom?

396 days ago
23.

Tuna212    

She has same thought process as Kate. Kids =Money.
This of course is my opinion.

396 days ago
24.

Tuna212    

Wait,what? She can MAKE $119K and still get welfare? Something wrong here mother fuuuuuuccccccchhhhhaaaa's.

396 days ago
25.

t    

where are they all living now? did someone pony up another house that her kids could destroy?

396 days ago
26.

skittlesbreaker19    

Family of 15...$119k is nothing

396 days ago
27.

MsPhoenix    

200,000 for a women with 15 kids is nothing. Do the math 200,000 divided by 16 is $13,333 or $6.41 hr income. Poverty level, she's not rolling in the dough.

396 days ago
28.

xrodriguez    

who paid for the incrimination poor people can't pay for that . and how is it our problem she wanted to have all those kids . give them away to families that can give them everything

396 days ago
29.

Dave    

First thing burn the ****s tubes second enforce the law she is not a celebrity third take the kids away its done everyday forth lock the **** up shame on CALIFORNIA letting her still get welfare in CONNECTICUT if u breed more then 3 your on your own

396 days ago
30.

Paul    

I think she should commit suicide. The world would be much better.

396 days ago
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