Surveillance video of a woman running in high heels and performing oral sex in a public park landed her behind bars after a judge sentenced her to nine months in jail for performing the physical acts while claiming to be too injured to work, the district attorney said. Modupe Adunni Martin, 29, of Hayward, was taken to jail upon being sentenced on Thursday in San Mateo County Superior Court, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
A former custodian for the Sequoia Union High School District, Martin told
her employers at Woodside High School that she was unable to walk after injuring
her ankle on the job in 2009. Martin, who walked with crutches into 10 separate doctor's visits over the course of three months, stirred suspicion in
the two doctors who tended to her and they suspected she was exaggerating the
extent of her injuries, Wagstaffe said.
Doctors gained permission to take
surveillance of Martin surrounding one of her medical visits, to ensure she was
not lying to obtain workers' compensation benefits.
Doctors later viewed the video footage, which shows Martin walking with
crutches into the doctor's office, and then ditching them shortly thereafter,
Wagstaffe said. After the visit, Martin walked to a public park without the
crutches and ran a short distance in her high-heeled shoes, before kneeling and
performing oral sex on her boyfriend.
Doctors determined that Martin's ability to perform the acts demonstrated in the video were not consistent with
the injuries she said she was suffering from, and concluded she was lying about
her injuries to obtain benefits, Wagstaffe said.
Martin was charged with the 10 counts of workers' compensation fraud in
August of 2009. In addition to her jail sentence, Martin was sentenced to three
months probation and ordered to repay more than $79,000 in defrauded funds.