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'Price is Right' run foils postal carrier's worker's comp claim
WRAL ^ | 6.3

Posted on 06/04/2013 8:45:18 PM PDT by Arthurio

GREENVILLE, N.C. — A former Fayetteville postal carrier who was receiving worker's compensation payments after injuring herself on the job pleaded guilty to fraud in federal court Monday.

Cathy Wrench Cashwell's claim that she couldn't lift mail trays into a truck due to a 2004 on-the-job shoulder injury was called into question in September 2009 when she appeared on "The Price is Right" and spun the "big wheel" twice.

According to an indictment filed in September 2012, Cashwell "raised her left arm above her head and gripped the handle with her left hand." On a second spin, she "raised both arms above her head and gripped the same handle with both hands."

In August 2010, the indictment alleges, Cashwell and her husband went ziplining as part of a Carnival Cruise vacation. She was also seen lifting and carrying furniture and bags of groceries with both arms on two different occasions in 2011.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: cashwell; fraud; oops; workerscomp

1 posted on 06/04/2013 8:45:18 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Hmmmm.... As the big wheel turns.


2 posted on 06/04/2013 8:51:07 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Arthurio

Good to see they still tail people to check up on them. Had one guy back in the early 90s that was collecting worker’s comp, supposedly hurt too badly to work, yet they caught him on video hoisting his lawnmower in and out of his truck in order to mow lawns for 5 different people in a single day.


3 posted on 06/04/2013 8:52:00 PM PDT by BuckyKat (Green = the new red)
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To: Arthurio

“I couldn’t decide between collecting stamps or bugs. So I stamp on bugs.”
Calvin, to Hobbes


4 posted on 06/04/2013 8:52:16 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Bullish
Cathy Cashwell, COME ON DOWN!! You're the next deadbeat on THE PEOPLE'S COURT!

Okay, it sounds corny, but it's the best I could come up with.
5 posted on 06/04/2013 8:56:25 PM PDT by eaglescout1998
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To: Arthurio
Another Bozo Criminal of the Day. Thought she was getting over and she got stupid and careless.
6 posted on 06/04/2013 9:03:14 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Arthurio

Judge, tell her what she’s won !


7 posted on 06/04/2013 9:04:41 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Arthurio

I have to say, spinning the Big Wheel on a game show one time in your life is not the same as lifting mail trays into a truck all day every day.

I can’t help but wonder if before they let her go to pasture they didn’t try and find her something to do that didn’t involve lifting. There must be other jobs, like working the front desk, for example.


8 posted on 06/04/2013 9:17:14 PM PDT by marron
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To: PieterCasparzen

She probably won a brand spanking new payment plan to pay it all back, plus any added fines and interest. Ouch!


9 posted on 06/04/2013 9:19:26 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: marron
It was more than just spinning the wheel.

In August 2010, the indictment alleges, Cashwell and her husband went ziplining as part of a Carnival Cruise vacation. She was also seen lifting and carrying furniture and bags of groceries with both arms on two different occasions in 2011.

10 posted on 06/04/2013 9:21:41 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: HerrBlucher

Stupid is as stupid does.


11 posted on 06/04/2013 9:29:10 PM PDT by jimpick
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To: HerrBlucher

I saw that. Of course, ziplining, you’re in a harness.

A year later she carried a bag of groceries. Again, that doesn’t mean she could load trays into a truck all day every day which is why I ask (rhetorically) if they couldn’t have found her something to do that didn’t involve lifting. Like working the front desk.

Its funny, around here I occasionally have to do some heavy lifting, we’ll round up a bunch of guys with bad backs, bad knees, a sad-looking bunch of wore-out cowpokes we all are. We get it done, and suffer the next day. But we’re not doing it all day every day.

On the other hand, in my office life, you’ll occasionally meet people working there who wound up there when they were injured and forced to find another way to make a living. So, if she can’t load trucks, I don’t see why she couldn’t work at another position in the postal service.


12 posted on 06/04/2013 9:32:57 PM PDT by marron
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To: Arthurio

5 million on disability...........uh huh


13 posted on 06/04/2013 9:34:25 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Arthurio

Great!

Now, on to the 10 million or so who had their lawyers get them permanent social security disability, so they can suck off our teat for the rest of their lives.

Any and every disability award should be reauthorized every 2?, 4?, 5?, years with the sad soul having to rent their wheel chair for the day to appear in front of a VA type doctor for recertification!


14 posted on 06/04/2013 9:43:42 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Arthurio

I’d say 20 years milking cows at Lompoc should fix ‘em up real good.. give em a special suite there so they can cry on each others shoulders at night.


15 posted on 06/04/2013 9:44:40 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: PieterCasparzen

That’d be EIGHT years of worker’s comp payments... Any ‘Parting Gifts’? Fines? Jail time?

Y’all let me know.

Disgusting - as those kind of fraudulent claims and the “marginal creep” in the DSM 5 definition of mental illness will eventually cause those who have a true inability to work to lose the “benefit” they paid for via FICA.


16 posted on 06/04/2013 10:15:03 PM PDT by dadgum (Overjoyed to be the Pariah.)
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To: marron

Yeh, you would think, but the clerks are part of a different union and would never allow crossing crafts. They might have had her doing some office type of work within her craft, in the beginning, but not for as long as she was determined unable to work. She was probably determined permanently disabled and thought it was safe to go back to a normal life. Too bad for her.


17 posted on 06/04/2013 10:28:06 PM PDT by juma (What i s the real answer ? Does anyone Know ?)
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To: juma

And no comity between unions. Hmm.


18 posted on 06/04/2013 10:38:17 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: Arthurio

I hope she won big on the game show.


19 posted on 06/04/2013 10:54:37 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: Arthurio

It’s called insurance fraud. Not just a small fib here and there, we’re talking making a lucrative living off it. Big $$ in meds etc...drs. and bone benders on the payroll, etc. Government workers play this very well.


20 posted on 06/04/2013 11:08:31 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: BuckyKat

I know personally an investigator attached to insurance companies who does that. His case load is a mile high and only works on the most obvious which is the more grave the “injury”, the more they will get caught.

If you are “injured” wearing a cast and collecting checks, chances are you’ll get tired of your home and want to go out.


21 posted on 06/05/2013 12:03:53 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Arthurio

want to take a guess what race she belonged to?


22 posted on 06/05/2013 3:36:38 AM PDT by veritas2002
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To: Arthurio

this happened in 2009 and only in 2012 is an INDICTMENT done??? OMG!! SHe’s gotten HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of DOLLARS ILLEGALLY!!!


23 posted on 06/05/2013 4:00:46 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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