California beauty queen busted for worker’s comp fraud

Shawna Palmer
Shawna Palmer

SACRAMENTO, CA (KOVR/CNN) — A California beauty queen is busted for worker’s compensation fraud.

Investigators say Shawna Palmer lied about a foot injury that supposedly kept her from working at as grocery store clerk.

Palmer told doctors her fractured toe kept her from working, or even wearing shoes as a grocery store clerk.

She started receiving worker’s comp benefits in March, but competed in two pageants in April.

The California Department of Insurance cracked the case using videos of her posted to social media sites.

A YouTube video shows her reported injury didn’t keep her from competing in high heels.

If Palmer is found guilty she could face up to one year in jail and nearly $25,000 in fines.

She’s now jobless after the grocery store fired her.

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