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Ex-postal worker nabbed for fraud on 'Price is Right' gets probation

Posted September 11, 2013 4:40 p.m. EDT
Updated September 12, 2013 1:10 p.m. EDT

— A former Fayetteville postal carrier who pleaded guilty to worker's compensation fraud after being spotted on "The Price is Right" game show was sentenced Wednesday to three years on probation.

Cathy Wrench Cashwell claimed she injured her shoulder on the job in 2004, which prevented her from lifting mail trays into a postal truck, and she collected worker's compensation for the injury.

Cashwell's claim was called into question, however, during a September 2009 appearance on "The Price is Right," when she was able to spin the "big wheel" twice, according to a federal indictment.

The indictment also alleged that Cashwell and her husband went on a zipline as part of a Carnival Cruise vacation and that she was seen lifting and carrying furniture and bags of groceries on two different occasions in 2011.

She pleaded guilty to fraud in June.