“The Price is Right” is making headlines thanks to past contestant Cathy Wrench Ashwell of Fayetteville, N.C. I would appear that her appearance on the wheel-spinning gameshow is leading to the downfall of the North Carolina postal service employee. Ashwell has pleaded guilty to committing workers’ compensation fraud.
According to Federal investigators, as reported by the Huffington Post, Cathy Wrench Cashwell knowingly lied on her workers compensation filing. North Carolina WRAL stated that Cashwell claimed she could no longer sit, stand, squat, kneel, bend, climb, grasp, reach, or lift heavy objects due to a job injury from 2004. The “investigators found a crack in her story.” In 2009, Cathy Ashwell appeared on the “Price is Right” and showed America that she was perfectly capable of spinning the big wheel; not once, but twice.
An indictment was filed in September 2012 and also contained reports that Cashwell went zip-lining on vacation in 2010. She was also seen lifting and carrying furniture in 2011. Monday, June 3, in a federal court, Cathy Wrench Ashwell plead guilty to fraud. Her sentencing hearing is scheduled for September.