X-rated romp in park exposes comp hoax

By James Quiggle
January 27, 2013

Modupe_Adunni_MartinModupe Adunni Martin insisted her ankle injury was so painful that she couldn’t walk or do her job as a janitor at Woodside High School in San Mateo County, Calif.

She needed crutches just to get around. Martin convinced her employer and doctors that she deserved workers compensation money plus plenty of time off to heal.

What followed was an X-rated romp in the park that, well, exposed Martin’s plot. Her injury was phony. She stole tens of thousands of dollars of insurance money until her libido helped get her jailed for fraud.

After reporting her injury, Martin dutifully attended 10 doctor appointments to confirm she was still injured and needed more workers compensation money. Hobbling into the office on crutches, Martin was a convincing patient.

But suspicions arose that she was faking the injury. The district attorney’s insurance fraud unit set up video surveillance near the doctors’ office to confirm if her injury was real.

Martin was caught entering the doctor’s office on crutches but exiting onto the sidewalk, walking without the crutches.

Martin then strolled to her car, tossed her crutches into the back seat and drove to a nearby gas station.

She put on high heels and merrily ran — yes, in high heels — into a nearby public park. Martin met up with her boyfriend, then kneeled and performed oral sex right in the park. A surveillance camera caught her entire performance.

That sex act was impossible for someone with her ankle injury, doctors concluded at her trial.

“It was rather blatant,” said Steve Wagstaffe, the San Mateo County district attorney.

Martin was charged with 10 counts of insurance fraud, and pleaded no contest. She was convicted of workers compensation fraud, landed nine months in jail and was ordered to repay more than $79,000.

"It's viewed as a theft of money," Wagstaffe said. "This is a woman who truly knew she was cheating."

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