TMZ has learned ... someone made the allegation last week to the L.A. County Dept. of Welfare Fraud Prevention and Investigation (WFP&I), claiming Octo is getting various forms of welfare, including food stamps, even though she made nearly $200,000 in 2012.You can't have your welfare cake and eat it, too...
Under California law, Octo can legitimately collect welfare for her and her 14 kids if she makes $119,000 or less in a calendar year, but if the allegation is true ... she exceeded the limit by a lot.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... the WFP&I is conducting a probe and has already interviewed witnesses in Octo's world.
If WFP&I determines Octo committed welfare fraud, she can be prosecuted. If convicted she could face more than 3 years in prison.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Celebrity Welfare Queen
The Octomom may be in serious trouble: