Octomom Welfare: Nadya Suleman Probed In Fraud Investigation

Dec 8, 2004
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"Octomom" Nadya Suleman is currently under investigation for welfare fraud after investigators received a tip claiming the mother of 14 was collecting thousands of dollars in government assistance despite having grossed more than $200,000 last year.

TMZ reported investigators from the Los Angeles County Department of Welfare Fraud Prevention and Investigation (WFP&I) are in the process of seizing bank records and other documents from Suleman to determine if she unlawfully collected welfare last year. She supposedly grossed upward of $200,000 in 2012, far surpassing the cap of $119,000 or less.

Officials plan to search the home and office of her manager, according to a warrant obtained by TMZ. Suleman faces up to three years in prison if she is eventually prosecuted.

The Huffington Post has reached out to Suleman's attorney for comment.

RadarOnline.com previously reported that Octomom received an estimated $60,000 in welfare benefits, including food stamps, even though she brought in money from pornography, stripping and other publicity jobs.

Suleman went off welfare in 2012 only to go back on it in January 2013 following a rehab stint, ABC News reported.

“She spent most of her savings while she was in Chapman Treatment center, paying for around-the-clock nannies, drivers, security and her treatment program,” her former rep, Gina Rodriguez, told the network at the time. “She does not expect to be on longer than three months.”
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She supposedly grossed upward of $200,000 in 2012, far surpassing the cap of $119,000 or less.
Am I reading this right... someone can collect welfare if they made up to $119,000? What the fuck? I hope that's just bad writing and they meant to say "far surpassing the cap by $119,000". Even that seems like they would make too much money.
 

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Am I reading this right... someone can collect welfare if they made up to $119,000? What the fuck? I hope that's just bad writing and they meant to say "far surpassing the cap by $119,000". Even that seems like they would make too much money.
Even $80,000 is too damn much..I don't care how many kids you have.
 

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Well, I'm not really qualified to judge on this one. Let ye who has never swiped an EBT card cast the first stone...


 

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Am I reading this right... someone can collect welfare if they made up to $119,000? What the fuck? I hope that's just bad writing and they meant to say "far surpassing the cap by $119,000". Even that seems like they would make too much money.

No, you're not reading it wrong. You can collect welfare if you make $119,000 a year and have 14 kids.
 

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Can we just write this nutso off already???? Holy Fuckaroni! She intentionally went to break a record...apparently every house she lived in ended up worse then if you had unclipped cats in it......fucking farm out her kids. already.
 

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She's not even nuts. She is a serial welfare scammer that wanted the biggest paycheck she could find.
 

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I hope one of her kids gets really sick due to malnourishment and neglect and CPS swoops in and finally takes away that army that marched out of her vagina. I want this worthless bitch to be destitute and her children taken care of for her attention whoring shenanigans
 

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I just looked up the table for SNAP, which I assume is some type of food stamp program associated with welfare (couldn't readily find straight welfare numbers). Here's the (bullshit) income caps per month, per number of people in the family. It's over $1,000 higher for any elderly members of the family.
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$1490

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$2018

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$2545

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$3073

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$3601

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$4130

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$4658

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$5186

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$5714

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$6242

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+$528
 

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I just looked up the table for SNAP, which I assume is some type of food stamp program associated with welfare (couldn't readily find straight welfare numbers). Here's the (bullshit) income caps per month, per number of people in the family. It's over $1,000 higher for any elderly members of the family.
1
$1490

2
$2018

3
$2545

4
$3073

5
$3601

6
$4130

7
$4658

8
$5186

9
$5714

10
$6242

each additional member
+$528
For those keeping score, that's an income cap of $100,248 per year for 14 kids.
 

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It's for family members, so I think the mom counts. Go ahead and add $6,336 to that yearly cap.
Actually, it would be another $528.

So $100,776 per year.

Fucking ridiculous.
 

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UPDATE:

'Octomom' charged with welfare fraud

The woman known as the "Octomom" was charged with welfare fraud after allegedly failing to report nearly $30,000 in earnings.

Nadya Suleman, 38, who gained fame in 2009 when she made medical history by giving birth to octuplets, all of whom survived, was charged Jan. 6, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said in a news release issued Monday.

She is being charged with one count of aid by misrepresentation and two counts of perjury by false application for aid, the release said. The mother of 14 children allegedly failed to report the extra income she earned between Jan. 1, 2013 and June 30, 2013.

Suleman is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. Prosecutors will ask that her bail be set at $25,000.

If convicted, she faces up to five years and eight months in jail.

Suleman gained instant fame on Jan. 26, 2009, when she gave birth to eight children at a southern California hospital. In the days that followed, she was reportedly showered with offers for book and movie deals, reality TV shows and a mountain of free baby stuff.

But as the publicity faded and her debts -- which at one point were reportedly as high as $1 million -- piled up, Suleman had to turn to other means of making money, including endorsing birth control for pets, making a pornographic video, posing for semi-nude photo shoots and participating in celebrity boxing matches.

Last year, she spent several weeks in a rehabilitation center for what her former publicist said was anxiety, exhaustion and stress.

As they approach their fifth birthdays, her octuplets are the world's longest-surviving set. Suleman has shielded them from much media attention, but occasional video and print articles seem to indicate the children are growing up healthy, even though they were born nine weeks premature.

The smallest of the eight, who weighed less than 2 pounds at birth, didn't go home from the hospital for nearly three months.

Suleman's other six children range in age from 7 to 12 and include one set of twins. One of the older children is autistic.

Efforts by The Associated Press to reach Suleman through recent associates Monday were not immediately successful.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/01/13/octomom-charged-with-welfare-fraud/
 

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bail at 25k?

she'll get pregnant in lockup!