First, do not post any more information here. This is a public website which means anyone - including fraud investigators - can see what you post.
Second, do not talk to anyone else until you talk to an attorney. Anything you say to an investigator will come back to haunt you later - if they have questions, politely tell them you are not answering any more questions until you talk to an attorney.
if you cannot afford an attorney, call your local legal aid office and see if they can help.
Good luck to you.
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Yes, as my esteemed colleague directed you should speak with an attorney and not to complete strangers here on the internet.
Generally, when you accept the state benefits you are also agreeing to pursue other sources of income you may have access to, such as child support. If you knew where the children's father was, etc. and did not help the state try to get child support payments from him to pay for the cost of the public benefits you were receiving then you might have a problem. The marriage has little if anything to do with it as he likely still owes child support whether there was a marriage or not.
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