SAN MATEO -- Surveillance video of a woman running in high heels and performing oral sex in a public park landed her behind bars Thursday 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 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.

Modupe Adunni Martin, 29, was sentenced to 9 months in jail after doctors determined the lewd activities she performed in a public park were inconsistent
Modupe Adunni Martin, 29, was sentenced to 9 months in jail after doctors determined the lewd activities she performed in a public park were inconsistent with the injuries she was claiming while collecting workers compensation benefits. (San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)

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.


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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.

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