|Modupe Adunni Martin|
A woman was jailed for fraudulently collecting disability payments after being caught having sex in public, according to court proceedings.
A sexual incident in a public park helped prosecutors convict a California woman of faking an ankle injury in order to collect workers' compensation payments, authorities said.
Modupe Adunni Martin, 29, was sentenced to nine months in jail Thursday in San Mateo County, after pleading no contest to felony workers' compensation fraud.
Martin was caught on video launching her crutches into a car and running off in high heels to meet her boyfriend in a public park, where she was involved in a sexual act that doctors concluded she could not have done with an injured ankle, Prosecutor Steve Wagstaffe told the district court.
She was arrested and charged with 10 counts of insurance fraud.
"I guess that only love helps us overcome injuries," Wagstaffe said in a telephone interview on
Martin reported the injury while working as a janitor for the Sequoia Union High School District.
Claiming the injury that left her unable to walk, Martin made 10 visits to doctors in a span of three months. A co-worker suspected her of exaggerating and alerted the district, who appointed investigators.
Martin was taken into custody after sentencing. Martin was also sentenced to three years probation and ordered to pay more than $79,000 in restitution.