Did Octomom commit fraud? On March 20, TMZ reported that Octomom Nadya Suleman, is being investigated by the L.A. County Dept. of Welfare Fraud Prevention and Investigation after someone made a claim that she made too much money last year to have collected government money.
According to the report, Octomom could go to prison for up to 3 years. Sources claim that Suleman raked in about $200,000 in 2012, which would be too much money to collect food stamps or other forms of welfare. According to the law in Calif., Suleman would have needed to make under $119,000 to be eligible for welfare.
An Octomom fraud case is now open and according to TMZ, people close to the mom of fourteen have already been interviewed by the WFP&I. It is unknown whether or not she has been directly contacted just yet, but if there is enough evidence to prove that she collected welfare when she shouldn't have, you can bet that she'll be prosecuted.
This is just the latest "Octomom problem." She has lost her house, filed for bankruptcy, and faced lawsuits since giving birth to her octuplets who are now 4. Nadya Suleman became "famous" after giving birth to eight children at once -- after already having six children at home -- and her decision was no mistake. Octomom underwent IVF to get pregnant with one more baby... but she ended up with eight more, causing her financial strife.
Although Nadya Suleman "goes away" for months at a time when it comes to celebrity gossip, her name always seems to pop back up in the news. Whether she's stripping for cash or setting up donation websites, Suleman's main claim to fame is money, or lack there of.
If Octomom did commit fraud, it's going to be a tough go for her and her family in the future. Do you think she is guilty?
© Effie Orfanides 2013