An investigation was launched against Octomom last week when an anonymous person complained to L.A. County Dept. of Welfare Fraud Prevention and Investigation (WFP&I) that she was wrongfully using welfare.
Under California law, Suleman can legitimately collect welfare for her and her 14 kids if she makes $119,000 or less in a calendar year. However, she supposedly made over $200,000 for her porn movies she made last year, including a sex tape and "self-pleasure" videos.
Supposedly, she did go off food stamps while she was making most of her residuals from the porn, but five months after stopping receiving the government assistance, she reapplied.
She could be looking at three years in prison if convicted.
Suleman became famous in 2009 when she had 11 embryos planted into her uterus and, as a result, gave birth to one of just two full-surviving sets of octuplets in the United States, when media gave her the nickname Octomom. She received negative backlash by the public when it was brought to light that she already had six children and was living on welfare when she got pregnant with the multiples.
A year ago, Octomom was investigated by child welfare officials after her ex-nanny tipped off the police that her children were living in "squalor". However, the investigation didn't turn up anything unusual.