Woman convicted of fraud after ‘Price is Right’ appearance
GREENVILLE, N.C. — A former North Carolina postal carrier has reportedly been convicted of fraud following her appearance on a TV game show.
According to WRAL, Cathy Wrench Cashwell filed worker’s compensation paperwork in 2011 claiming she couldn’t lift mail trays into a truck due to a shoulder injury she received in 2004 while on the job.
However, when Cashwell appeared on “The Price is Right” in September 2009, she was able to spin “the big wheel” twice, WRAL reports.
Federal investigators tell WRAL Cashwell “knowingly lied” in 2011 when she filled out paperwork that claimed she “couldn’t stand, sit, kneel, squat, climb, bend, reach or grasp.”
An indictment from September 2012 read that, during her “Price is Right” appearance, Cashwell “raised her left arm above her head and gripped the handle with her left hand,” then, on a second spin, “raised both arms above her head and gripped the same handle with both hands,” according to WRAL.
Cashwell was later spotted zip-lining on vacation with her husband in 2010 and lifting and carrying bags of groceries with both arms in 2011.
Federal investigators said Cashwell lied on her workers’ compensation claim when she wrote she couldn’t stand, sit, kneel, squat, climb, bend, reach or grasp.
WRAL reports Cashwell pleaded guilty to fraud on Monday in federal court. Her sentencing is set for September.
Read more: WRAL.com