Octomom Accused of Welfare Fraud, but That's Not the Most Shocking Part

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Nadya SulemanOh, Octomom. As if the world didn't already have enough scorn for this woman, now, according to multiple sources, she is currently being investigated for welfare fraud. If found guilty, she could be sent to the slammer for as many as three years.

A source told E! that the L.A. County Department of Welfare Fraud Prevention and Investigation is evaluating the situation. It seems that Nadya may have made more in income than the cutoff for welfare beneficiaries -- much more. California law states that she'd had have to make less than $119,000 to receive the food stamps and other benefits that she and her 14 kids have been receiving. Any guesses as to how much more than that she's said to be really raking in?

A source told TMZ that she made approximately $200,000 last year. How, you ask? From her porn video and other publicity jobs. Which is more shocking than anything -- apparently a lot of people will pay to see Octomom, clothed or otherwise. Who knew?

While I'm not her biggest fan, I do get tired of the people who berate her just for having so many children. So on one hand it would be great if she was making this kind of money and could really support her family (as questionable as the means may be to some). However, if she knowingly stole money from the government, well, then she deserves every bit of scorn (and punishment) she gets. Her kids, however, deserve none of this, and thinking of what this could mean for them is heartbreaking.

Are you surprised to learn that Nadya Suleman may make that much money?


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WCURi... WCURiverRat

She's a scumbag. She deserves everything she gets!

Shandi80 Shandi80

Big surprise there.

NatAndCo NatAndCo

People aren't berating her "just" for having so many kids. People are berating her for having so many kids on purpose without the means to support them.

IKnow... IKnow0101

People should really start focusing on their own lives and families.  I think we have bashed this woman enough so people really need to move on.  The children are here and there's nothing to do about that.  Apparently someone called a hotline and accused her of hiding money under the table just like people want to call on her for everything.  Enough of this woman.  Let's move on.

BTW- at least she tried to earn a lot of money for her children the legal way even it was taking off her clothes.

Teal Chastain Blacksten

She just needs to bite the bullet and do a reality show. I'm sure there are people out there who would watch it, and it would be a good income for her.

Reali... Reality_check

I have no respect for a woman who chose to have so many kids at once on purpose without the funds to support them. taking handouts and whatnot. as far as I'm concerned, she wanted fame quick. even if it put her life on the line and putting the children she already had at risk of becoming orphans. Scum.

arjoh... arjohnson222010

Seriously? She needs to grow up. Have you seen videos of her house... those poor babies...

twili... twilightsbella

She makes me sick. She doesnt earn money to support her kids. She spends the money on herself for what she wants. When i work all my money goes on my kids and our home not for myself like she does with the money. Than she wants to cry about how shes losing her home but when she had the money it when on plastic surgery and clothes for herself. I hope she does go to jail shes a waste of air

GoDod... GoDodgers

The only difference between Octomom and Kate Gosselin is TLC gave Kate a TV show. They are two peas in a pod. Both have real mental issues. Poor kids.

hanna... hannahsmom238

@GoDodgers at least Kate Gosselin keeps her house clean.

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