Her price may have been right, but her timing was terrible.
A postal carrier claiming disability was busted after investigators caught her doing some heavy wheel spinning on "The Price is Right.”
Cathy Wrench Cashwell has been collecting workers compensation checks since 2004, when she allegedly injured herself on the job. Although she claimed she couldn’t lift mail trays into a truck, the Fayetteville, N.C., woman evidently had enough willpower to reach up and spin the “Big Wheel”... twice.
Drawing on unknown reserves of strength, Cashwell "raised her left arm above her head and gripped the handle with her left hand," according to an indictment filed in September. When she went in for round two, she "raised both arms above her head and gripped the same handle with both hands," WRAL reports.
The 2009 incident raised investigators’ eyebrows.
Like magic, her strength also returned to her in 2010, when she went ziplining with her husband during a Carnival Cruise.
On separate occasions, the post office worker was spotted in Facebook photos lifting furniture and groceries with both arms.
Investigators now say that the woman lied while filing paperwork in 2011 claiming that body pains prevented her from standing, sitting, kneeling, squatting, climbing, bending, reaching, or grasping.
“I've seen every kind of case you can see,” private investigator Allison Blackman told WRAL.
“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.”
But investigators didn’t have to get down and dirty to nab this postal worker. Unable to hide from the bright lights of national television, Cashwell pleaded guilty to workers compensation fraud in federal court on Monday.
Her sentencing is scheduled for September.
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