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Did 'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood scam her home state for cheap housing?

Feb. 16, 2012 at 1:22 PM ET

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There could be more trouble for "Teen Mom" Amber Portwood, seen here in her most recent mug shots.

As if things weren't bad enough for "Teen Mom" Amber Portwood, currently residing in a Madison County jail following a variety of past offenses, there's now a claim that she lied about her income in order to live in government-subsidized housing.

Not the jail housing – she earned that fair and square. It's the Anderson, Ind. home Portwood recently left behind that's now the problem.

According to TMZ, a lease agreement reveals that the house was rented under the state's Low Income Rental Housing Tax Credit program, which requires that applicants actually have a low income.

Portwood allegedly stated that she only made around $10,000 a year, a far cry from the $280,000 she made in 2010 alone, which according to the report is why Portwood's former landlord attempted to evict her.

In late January, a court ruled that eviction wasn't necessary, as Portwood had already moved out and the landlord was free to take over the property. Still, the reality star, or at least her lawyer, will face her former landlord once again on March 19 to settle the matter of money owed on the lease.

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