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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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31.

Toilethead    

It's about time.

472 days ago
32.

Terri    

GOOD! Maybe now this deadbeat will get what's coming to her!

472 days ago
33.

MYOB    

Throw her in jail already...What a train wreck!

472 days ago
34.

Reyna38    

Why does she always look as if she is sucking on a dick... Always .. She needs to find a job and put them kids in school.. And stop asking for assistance from the welfare... De makes me sick

472 days ago
35.

Joell Papp    

Another piece of white trash abusing the welfare system. What's new?

472 days ago
36.

Cj    

And yet all the bitches in Oakland STILL come away unscathed and not investigated for welfare fraud. Generations and generations of welfare fraud. Unreal.

471 days ago
37.

abby    

Why weren't the octuplets taken away from her in the first place? They would have made eight childless couples happy.

471 days ago
38.

chris    

filthy pig

471 days ago
39.

Yup    

The octowhore is a piece of human filth. The whore purposely got knocked up with 8 kids so she could get attention & go on the dole. F*CK HER; she's nothing but a leech on society. I hope they prosecute & convict her, and her kids go to homes where they're actually taken care of (unlike hers)...

471 days ago
40.

Justin Vidal    

This is not news to me. Ol' Dirty Bastard used to pick up his food stamps in a LIMOUSINE!

471 days ago
41.

palermo    

I only feel sorry for the kids, you know they are messed up. This idiot thought she was going to be the next Angelina Jolie for some reason, spending all that money to try and look like her. They should lock her up AND the idiot doctor who did the IVF, there was no reason on earth to do the procedure when she already had a bunch of kids she couldn't care for.

471 days ago
42.

who dat    

After all the stories about people "facing jail time", and there have been hundreds of stories written on here. I have yet to see anyone ever sentenced to actual time. Give it up tmz.

471 days ago
43.

Jamoak    

When they take away her welfare check, she can always make a porn film with Farrah Horseface for some extra cash...

471 days ago
44.

andi    

seriously, if the makes 119 grand a year she can collect welfare cause she has 14 kids? thats bullcrap. that is almost 10 grand a month income and they are investigating her for fraud now cause they hear she make 200 grand? COME THE HELL ON. 10 grand a month is A LOT of fricken money and if she cannot live on that there is seriously something wrong. Fricken sickening. So many elderly and people in serious need of help and cant get it but she can spit out 14 kids and collect? complete bull****

471 days ago
45.

hamsta323    

Why is the trash allowed to get welfare? Why should we have to pay for her kids? We didn't ask the idiot to have 14 kids... if you can't afford to have kids don't HAVE THEM!!!

471 days ago
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