Workers’ compensation claimant from Fayeteville busted for fraud

A female North Carolina postal carrier was charged with workers’ compensation fraud on Monday, June 3 after performing actions she claimed she couldn’t do on the national television game show The Price Is Right, which invalidated her complaints of workplace injuries that led to her monthly receipt of disability benefits.

Lafayette Post Office employee Cathy Wrench Cashwell of Fayetteville filed a workers’ compensation claim in 2004 due to shoulder, neck, and arm injuries she supposedly sustained while performing her job, which consisted of lifting mail trays and putting them in her work vehicle.

However, in a September 23, 2009 episode of The Price is Right, she was apparently seen spinning the “big wheel” twice, not showing any signs of being incapacitated; on her first spin she was able to raise her left hand, on her second spin she managed to get her two hands high above her head.

Unfortunately, many workers sustain legitimate injuries while on the job; however, workers’ compensation benefits are in place to help these injured people. Thus, if you have sustained a workplace injury in Des Moines, learn more about pursuing these benefits by talking with a lawyer from LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.


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