A Quakertown waitress who was on disability for a back injury that she claimed prevented her from standing and changing positions had no problem positioning herself on a stripper pole, authorities say.
Christina Gamble, 43, of 2 Braxton Court was arrested on charges of workers compensations fraud after private investigators watched her strip at C.R. Fanny’s Gentleman’s Club while reaping disability benefits, reports the Morning Call.
Gamble received $22,727 in workers compensation and $4,118 in medical expenses ever since she told her former employer, Red Robin, that she slipped and fell while working as a waitress and hurt her back in November 2007, according to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office.
Red Robin submitted an accident report after Gamble quit mid-shift and in November 2008 a judge awarded her benefits after she told her doctor she could not physically work as a waitress because of her alleged injury.
It was eight days later that private investigators personally observed that Gamble could physically work as an exotic dancer, says the Attorney General’s office.
Gamble is charged with two counts of workers compensation insurance fraud and one count of theft by deception. She could get seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine for each count.
Gamble faces a preliminary hearing May 7.