. "World news" back on the case tonight. So many of you outraged after seeing that price is right contestant spinning the wheel while out on disability. Get ready. Here's ABC's nick watt. Watt:... See More
. "World news" back on the case tonight. So many of you outraged after seeing that price is right contestant spinning the wheel while out on disability. Get ready. Here's ABC's nick watt. Watt: Investigators aren't exactly sure which dancing hamster is Leroy Barnes, but they say he's under one of those suits in this wildly popular Kia commercial campaign. At the same time, they say he was claiming $51,000 in disability benefit. In 2010, he was working on another production job. He claims that a part of a ceiling fell on him, incapacitated him, which prevented him from working. Watt: The 27-year-old back up dancer was also, they say, claiming disability while working for Madonna, Chris brown, Kelly Rowland, and others. Barnes is not the first claimant busted after appearing on screen. Remember Cathy Cashwell? Spinning the big wheel on "The price is right" with gusto, while also claiming workers comp for a shoulder injury. She pled guilty last year to fraud. And social security pays out $175 billion every year in disability too. Last year alone, they received 72,000 reports of suspected fraud. Like this guy throwing the football, who claimed he had shoulder problems. And this woman, lifting a heavy scooter, who claimed she had difficulty lifting. Both of their claims were denied. People might want to make light of this and I would urge them not to. This is a serious problem. Reporter: Leroy barns is potentially facing restitution payments of $75,000 and six years behind bars. Nick watt, ABC news, los Angeles.
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