A Quakertown woman accused of working as a stripper while collecting workers' compensation benefits faces arraignment Friday in Bucks County. Christina Gamble, 43, waived a preliminary hearing Wednesday and a trial was tentatively scheduled for Sept. 9.
Gamble reported slipping and hurting her back while waitressing at the Red Robin restaurant in Quakertown in 2007. She collected nearly $23,000 in disability benefits and more than $4,000 in medical expenses, according to the state, "but she was observed working as an exotic dancer during the time she was supposedly injured and collecting workers' compensation payments" at a bar in Easton, according to authorities.
Gamble had told her doctor that "standing and changing positions were a problem," the state Attorney General's Office said. She faces two counts of workers' compensation fraud and one of theft by deception. Each is a third-degree felony carrying up to seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine.