Disability Claimant Busted After Appearing on “The Price Is Right”

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Lesson: when you've taken the legal position that you cannot stand, sit, kneel, squat, climb, bend, reach, or grasp, you should not then let yourself be recorded appearing as a contestant on a nationally syndicated game show that will in fact require you to engage in at least seven of those eight activities:


Or maybe they've come up with a game that requires people to climb, in which case, eight.

In June, a former postal worker pleaded guilty to worker's comp fraud after an investigation suggested that she could in fact engage in most or all of those activities and so should not have been collecting disability payments for the past eight years. Not only was she seen lifting and carrying both groceries and furniture (at different times, probably) as well as going ziplining while on a cruise, she appeared on "The Price Is Right" in 2009, during which appearance she spun the big wheel twice.

On the first spin, the defendant "raised her left arm above her head and gripped the handle with her left hand," and on the second, having decided to put a little more into it, "raised both arms above her head and gripped the same handle with both hands." The clip above unfortunately doesn't show the defendant herself doing these things, but she did plead guilty.

At her sentencing next month, the judge should pick a number and then whichever side guesses closest to it without going over, that's the sentence.