Octomom Nadya Suleman has allegedly been reported to the Welfare Fraud Prevention department in California after she made about $200,000 last year.
According to California law, a person can can receive government assistance only by making less than $119,000. An investigation has been opened in Los Angeles to determine if the mother of 14 may have committed welfare fraud.
“I can confirm that the authorities have been in contact with us concerning her income and we have been cooperating,” an unnamed source tells TMZ.
The source said a complaint was filed about Suleman collecting welfare benefits including food stamps, even though she made somewhere around $200,000 last year, doing her porn video and other publicity gigs.
If law enforcement brings a case, and Suleman is convicted, she risks going to jail for as many as three years.
Octomom recently sat down with Oprah Winfrey where admitted that she found her infamous self-pleasure movie “liberating and empowering.”
“Years after I had the babies-the octuplets-my manager and I collaborated together on doing an independent, um, self-pleasure video,” Suleman told Oprah.
“I did it obviously to provide for my family. But doing it, I don’t regret it. I actually, shockingly enough, it became one of the most liberating and empowering things I had ever done.”
She also discussed going to a 30-day treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, telling Winfrey, “I became beyond-beyond exhausted I can’t tell you how exhausted I actually was starting to crack. And then it got worse the panic all these panic attacks. So I asked for help and I call it a life rehab I went to a treatment program for 30 days.”