Cathy Wrench Cashwell Admits to Worker’s Comp Fraud After ‘The Price Is Right’ Appearance
A North Carolina postal carrier’s false worker compensation claim was revealed to be phony after she made an appearance on the TV show “The Price is Right” in 2009.
Cathy Wrench Cashwell claimed she was unable to lift mail trays as a result of a 2004 on-the-job injury, according to paperwork she filed in 2011. The forms also claimed she was unable to "stand, sit, kneel, squat, climb, bend, reach or grasp."
During her "Price Is Right" appearance, Cashwell spun the "Big Wheel" two times and had to raise both her arms above her head to grasp the heavy wheel. That move alone demonstrated to investigators that she had lied. It did not help Cashwell’s cause when she was seen ziplining with her husband while taking a 2010 Carnival Cruise vacation.
After federal investigators proved she was lying, Cashwell pleaded guilty to workers comp fraud, Gawker reported.
"I've seen every kind of case you can see," said private investigator Allison Blackman. "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."
Cashwell is scheduled to be sentenced in September.