‘Price is Right’ Contestant Caught in Worker’s Comp Hoax
A federal investigator caught a former female postal worker, who received worker’s compensation for a so-called crippling injury, in a blatant lie when footage of her appearance on The Price Is Right in 2009 was uncovered.
North Carolinian Cathy Wench Cashwell fraudulently filed for a claim when she said that she could not “stand, sit, kneel, squat, climb, bend, reach or grasp” because of an injury that occurred at her job as a postal carrier, Gawker reports.
But, Cashwell was miraculously reaching and grasping while spinning the “Big Wheel” twice on the televised game show.
The wheel, known for being so heavy that some players have to re-spin to make the full rotation, requires upper body strength to yank it downward with adequate force. It was clear to federal investigators that her 2011 claim for compensation was a complete scam; she was clearly able-bodied.
Her thoughtless television appearance on the game show wasn’t the only time Cashwell was caught. In 2010, she was seen ziplining when she vacationed with her husband in 2010. She could perhaps be the worst fraudster in the history of fraud.
Cashwell pleaded guilty and she is scheduled to be sentenced in September.