​Price Is Right Fraud Compensation Indictment Revealed

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June 8, 2013
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A Price Is Right contestant, a former postal carrier, has been charged with fraud after lying about the severity of an injury she suffered while working after appearing on the television game show.

Cathy Wrench Cashwell of Fayetteville, N.C., had previously claimed a shoulder injury that occurred while working in 2004 left her unable to lift mail trays into trucks.

However, in September 2009, she was reportedly seen spinning the big wheel two times while appearing on the CBS game show “The Price is Right.”

An indictment filed against her worker’s compensation claim states that Cashwell first “raised her left arm above her head and gripped the handle with her left hand,” the station reports.

When she spun the wheel a second time, she reportedly “raised both arms above her head and gripped the same handle with both hands,” the September 2012 indictment says.

The indictment also alleges that Cashwell went ziplining with her husband during an August 2010 vacation and was known to carry heavy items such as grocery bags and furniture on multiple occasions in 2011.

Investigators accused Cashwell of lying about the extent of her injuries.

She allegedly claimed as recently as 2011 that her injuries hindered her ability to bend, reach, grasp, sit or engage in other activities.
Cashwell pleaded guilty to fraud in federal court on Monday and will face sentencing in September.