Officials are investigating whether Octomom, Nadya Sauleman, may have committed welfare fraud according to E! News reports March 20. Officials with the L.A. County Department of Welfare Fraud Prevention and Investigation (WFP&I) are inquiring into this according to a source close to Suleman.
"I can confirm that the authorities have been in contact with us concerning her income, and we have been cooperating," the insider stated.
The possible fraud case came to light after TMZ reported that someone had reported to the WFP&I that Octo was receiving several types of welfare, which includes food stamps, even though she earned almost $200,000 in 2012. California law states that a person can legally collect welfare for her 14 children and herself if she earned $119,000 or less in a calendar year.
If the accusation is in fact true, then Suleman went over that amount...by a lot. Law enforcement office told TMZ that they are in fact investigating the allegation and have already questioned several witnesses that are friends and associates of Octomom. If WFP&I decides that Suleman committed welfare fraud, she could go to prison for more than three years.
Who will be taking care of Octomom's children while she is in prison?
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