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Octomom

SCAMMED Tax Payers

Out of Thousands (Allegedly)

7/20/2013 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Octomom has been HOSING taxpayers by illegally collecting welfare ... and now we know how much she nabbed.

TMZ broke the story ... the L.A. County Dept. of Welfare Fraud prevention seized Nadya Suleman's financial records, after getting a tip that the mother of 14 was collecting gov funds, despite making more than $200,000 in 2012.

FYI -- Octo can only collect welfare if she rakes in less than $119,000 a year.

Here's what we now know:

-- From Jan. to May 2013 she got $6,666 (appropriate #, right?) she had no right to collect
-- From Jan. to May 2013 she got $9,016 in Food Stamps she shouldn't have gotten

All totaled = $15,683.00 (that's just for 4 months).

The investigation continues. Octo could be charged with welfare fraud -- a felony.  If convicted she faces prison time.

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21stcent    

Don't sent her to jail! It will cost more to put her herd into the system then what she owes. Besides she might like the peace and quiet in jail and become a career criminal to take the holidays from the herd, pack , fleet or whatever you want to call the 14 kids.

439 days ago
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dapedo    

no one going to want those kids and with here in prisobn it cost and arm and aleg to put there there and keep here there. then 100k in cost of takeing care of the kids someone in gov is a dumbass GO AMERICA YEA!@!!!

439 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

OctoMom
SCAMMED Tax Payers
Out of Thousands....................LOCK UP OCTO-DUMB !

439 days ago
4.

spader    

Jail would be an all expenses paid holiday.

439 days ago
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Mary P    

How is it possible that her cap is only $119,000? A family of 6 can make up to $60...k before food stamps are phased out. It should be closer to $135/140k. Not that I agree with it but something is weird with TMZ's math. Heck, it would be cheaper for her to stop working. A family of 4 qualifies for up to $70k a year in "entitlements" and a family of 6 can get around $90k. Heck, food stamp max for that family of 6 at the lowest is just over $950 a month. IIRC, California's limits are higher based on Cost-Of-Living-Adjustment (COLA). People knock her around for collecting something but dang, only $15k in benefits? I don't care what anyone says - that's far cheaper than if she made nothing at all.

Plus there are certain deductions so yeah, she could make $200k and still qualify. They give a standard rent/mortgage deduction, a deduction for the two kids that are disabled, etc. etc.

So... this story is full of holes and pretty much pointless.

439 days ago
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lisa2    

They should have nailed her a long time ago. She's been on fake disability for years, her kids get disability. She's a darn disgrace!

439 days ago
7.

Trash    

Really??? Here is the good ole reverse discrimination at work again. What she is doing is wrong but don't call her on it until you collectively get her and all these Lexus driving, iPhone toting, finely dressed people that everyday whip out an EBT card paying for beer, cigs, chips, candy....they laugh in your face every time they use the card. They cheat the system ever day and have for years. But this low life divisive administration promotes it. Wake up America. In the grand picture...octomom is nothing compared to these other low life's cheating the system.

439 days ago
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brian    

Is anyone surprised? This plastic caricature of Angelina Jolie has always been a parasite. Toss her in the slammer and send the kids to a foster home. NEXT.

439 days ago
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BB not bb    

I think it was an accounting error. I think someone else was handling her finances for her and didn't keep track properly. You have to call in and tell foodstamps if you get a job that pays more than a certain amount. Maybe she thought the assistant was taking care of that.


You have to report to housing assistance if you get a job also. I don't think you can just be on welfare as a living. That is usually only a temporary emergency type thing.


If she got too many benefits, usually they just withhold the difference. I don't think she meant to do it on purpose.


Socialy workers don't really manage your case and call you to check on you. You have to call them yourself and make sure they have all the information to keep your records up to date.

439 days ago
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ilovegossip    

She's been scamming the gov't for years...it's about time it caught up to her.

Sadly this will only hurt the children, though.

439 days ago
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Jamey Hunter    

Is anyone surprised? Nothing will be done. They can get a judgement and she'll claim poverty and too many children to find a job. It will be interesting in about 10 years or less when TMZ will have an article a day about her kids constantly being arrested.

439 days ago
12.

Kelly    

Have you guys replaced all the ten year-old writers with four year-olds? WTH is, "Here's what we now know: From this date to that date she got this amount she shouldn't have gotten." That's a conclusion. WHAT'S GOING ON WITH YOU GUYS? Even a fun gossip rag has to be... literate.

439 days ago
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Ace    

If she doesn't make enough money to get by, she needs to have more kids.

439 days ago
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Ravenwolf    

are we surprised? no!
21st is right though, it will cost you American taxpayers more to look after those kids for her... maybe stick her in a sweat shop or something to work off the debt lmao

439 days ago
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Vince    

What do you expect from a lazy useless parasite. All she wants is a free ride. She should loose the kids get sterilized and then be made to actually work to repay the state.

439 days ago
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