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Octomom bank records to be seized in welfare fraud probe

By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   June 10, 2013 at 7:02 PM   |   Comments

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June 10 (UPI) -- Los Angeles authorities have obtained a warrant to seize Nadya Suleman's financial records to determine whether she collected welfare benefits in 2012, a year in which she earned $200,000, TMZ reported Sunday.

Suleman, known popularly as "Octomom," is only eligible for welfare if she earns less than $119,000 in a year. The 37-year-old has 14 children, eight of whom were born at the same time.

The L.A. County Dept. of Welfare Fraud Prevention and Investigation has chosen to target two locations, the home and office of Suleman's manager.

According to US Weekly, Suleman's financial troubles started in May 2012, when she filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

"I have had to make some very difficult decisions this year, and filing Chapter 7 was one of them," she said. "But I have to do what is best for my children, and I need a fresh start."

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