‘Price Is Right’ Fraud: Woman Pleads Guilty to Worker’s Compensation Fraud

June 8, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

An ex-postal worker who claimed couldn’t work due to a shoulder injury was spotted on the “Price is Right” spinning the game show’s wheel two times.

Cathy Wrench Cashwell, from Fayetteville, N.C., said that she had a shoulder injury that took place in 2004, leaving her unable to lift mail trays into trucks.

But when she made an appearance on the daytime game show in 2009, Cashwell “raised both arms above her head and gripped the same handle with both hands,” reported CBS News, citing an indictment against her.

Authorities also claim that she and her husband ziplined on vacation in August 2010. She also was spotted carrying heavy items such as furniture and grocery bags in 2011.

In 2011, Cashwell said that that her injury prevented her from bending, reaching, or grasping items.

“There’s a lot of people out there not hurt who are drawing worker’s comp,” private investigator Allison Blackman told CBS affiliate WRAL-TV. “I’ve seen every kind of case you can see … Sometimes you have to get in the woods and bushes. The secret is you’ve got to have your camera up, when they do what they’re doing.”

This week, Cashwell pleaded guilty to worker’s compensation fraud at the U.S. Magistrate in Greenville, N.C., reported The Associated Press.

She will be sentenced later.

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