Transcript for Beauty Pageant Contestant Caught Up in a Disability Insurance Firestorm
Excedrin Migraine works. Turning to California and the video causing outrage. Was a beauty pageant contestant getting benefits for injury while still showing up to compete on the stage? Here is ABC's nick watt. Reporter: This is the video that landed a 22-year-old beauty queen in jail. Because investigators claim as the same time as walking across the stage in heels and a bikini -- She was illegally collecting workers' comp claims and benefits, that totaled over $24,000 for faking an injury, that she said occurred at work. She claimed played it hard to walk, impossible to work. Her supermarket job. She lied to her doctors, she lied to her employers. Those lies caught up. Reporter: Soon as investigators searched her social media footprint. You cannot post pictures of you competing in beauty panel ants while at the same time you are claiming that you were too injured to go to work. Reporter: She is now out on bail her father denies the charges against her. Leroy Barnes one of the dancers in this viral Kia commercial allegedly claimed $51,000 in disability, the same year he was dancing in that hamster suit. He's pleading not guilty. Kathy Cashwell sentenced to three years probation spinning that wheel on the price is right while claiming workers' comp for a sore shoulder. This is serious, workers' compensation fraud is a multibillion dollar drain on the economy. Reporter: If convicted she might spend up to a year behind bars. Nick watt, ABC news, los Angeles.
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