If you are going to commit insurance fraud you might not want to go on the ‘Price Is Right’… Just a thought. A postal worker suffered a shoulder injury while working for the postal service in 2004. She managed to receive disability for five years before she was caught spinning the big wheel on the ‘Price Is Right’.
In 2004, a postal worker in Greenville, North Carolina named Cathy Wrench Cashwell suffered a shoulder injury on the job. And she’s been out on disability ever since, claiming she couldn’t even lift a mail tray into the truck.
But she was lying. And she might’ve gotten away with it . . . if it wasn’t for “The Price is Right”.
In September of 2009, Cathy made a trip out to Los Angeles and went to a “Price is Right” taping. She got picked out of the audience, made it up onto the stage, won a trip to Santa Barbara, and got to spin the BIG WHEEL.
And according to investigators, that Big Wheel spin is what tanked her claim. Quote, “She raised both arms above her head and gripped the same handle with both hands,” then spun the wheel. Twice.
After federal investigators found out about that “Price is Right” incident, they started watching Cathy . . . and also spotted her zip-lining on vacation in 2010, and easily lifting and carrying heavy bags of groceries in 2011.
On Monday, she pleaded guilty to fraud in federal court. She’ll be sentenced in September. There’s no word exactly how much money she got in disability benefits.
Don’t be like this lady! And don’t forget ‘The Price Is Right’ Is Coming To Bozeman!
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