Ex-police chief accused of illegally collecting workers comp

A former Washington State police chief is accused of illegally collecting over $67,000 in workers’ compensation benefits while working as a pinup model.

Brenda Lynn Cavoretto filed the benefits in 2013, a year after the body of a man who hanged himself fell onto her inside a barn while she was the Coulee City police chief, KXLY reported, citing the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.

Cavoretto briefly switched jobs, working as an officer in Soap Lake before collecting wage-replacement payments, the report said.

The ex-officer saw a psychologist beginning in 2015, complaining of nightmares and an inability to leave the house.

In 2019, the state Department of Labor and Industries opened a probe into Cavoretto’s case after noting no progress was made after four years of treatment.

The investigation revealed Cavoretto was a pinup model for about five years, despite her claim she could not work, the report said.

Cavoretto, according to investigators, modeled under the names “Tuff As Nailz” and “The Black Widow Bettie.”

She also photographed models and organized pageants and fundraisers, the report said.

Cavoretto was charged with making false or misleading statements to collect the benefits.

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Former cop-turned-model charged with workers’ comp fraud

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A former small town police chief has been charged with fraud for collecting workers’ compensation benefits while working in the world of pinup models.

Brenda Lynn Cavoretto was police chief of Coulee City, Washington, in 2012 when a huge corpse fell on her during a police call, according to the state Department of Labor & Industries. She complained of back, shoulder, and abdominal injuries and such severe psychological trauma she couldn’t work or be around other people, the agency said Thursday.

But state investigators say Cavoretto was actually making money as a pinup model, wearing sexy clothes and posing in the style of Betty Grable.

Cavoretto, 47, of Gold Bar, Washington, faces two charges of making false or misleading statements to collect more than $67,000 in workers’ compensation benefits from the state. There was no telephone listing for Cavoretto in Gold Bar and social media pages for her business appeared to be disabled.

She was injured eight years ago after a domestic violence suspect hanged himself in a barn. She tried to take down the body, but the 285-pound corpse fell on her. She started receiving workers’ compensation benefits in 2013.

Investigators found that from 2015 through early 2020, Cavoretto was photographing pinup models, organizing pinup pageants and fundraisers, and was often photographed herself under such names as Tuff As Nailz and The Black Widow Bettie.

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Former cop-turned-model charged with workers’ comp fraud

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A former small town police chief has been charged with fraud for collecting workers’ compensation benefits while working in the world of pinup models.

Brenda Lynn Cavoretto was police chief of Coulee City, Washington, in 2012 when a huge corpse fell on her during a police call, according to the state Department of Labor & Industries. She complained of back, shoulder, and abdominal injuries and such severe psychological trauma she couldn’t work or be around other people, the agency said Thursday.

But state investigators say Cavoretto was actually making money as a pinup model, wearing sexy clothes and posing in the style of Betty Grable.

Cavoretto, 47, of Gold Bar, Washington, faces two charges of making false or misleading statements to collect more than $67,000 in workers’ compensation benefits from the state. There was no telephone listing for Cavoretto in Gold Bar and social media pages for her business appeared to be disabled.

She was injured eight years ago after a domestic violence suspect hanged himself in a barn. She tried to take down the body, but the 285-pound corpse fell on her. She started receiving workers’ compensation benefits in 2013.

Investigators found that from 2015 through early 2020, Cavoretto was photographing pinup models, organizing pinup pageants and fundraisers, and was often photographed herself under such names as Tuff As Nailz and The Black Widow Bettie.

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