'Injured' postal worker busted for fraud after appearance on 'Price is Right'

Published June 04, 2013

| FoxNews.com

Come on down -- and fess up.

A former postal carrier in North Carolina will have to pay the price after her appearance on "The Price is Right" game show revealed she was fully capable of spinning the wheel, despite claiming she couldn't lift mail trays.

Cathy Wrench Cashwell pleaded guilty to fraud in federal court Monday, WRAL.com reports. Cashwell had been collecting worker's compensation payments since injuring herself on the job in 2004.

In worker's compensation paperwork filed in September 2011, Cashwell claimed the shoulder injury left her unable to sit, stand, kneel, squat, climb, bend, reach or grasp, according to federal investigators.

However, Cashwell was able to reach up and spin the famous "big wheel" on "The Price is Right" not once, but twice, during her 2009 appearance on the TV show.

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

Cashwell also allegedly went ziplining while on vacation in August 2010.

Cashwell declined to comment. Her sentencing is scheduled for September.

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