Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Dancing hamster fraud

1 year ago June 04, 2014 Jun 4, 2014 Wednesday, June 04 2014 Wednesday, June 04, 2014 7:11:48 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

LOS ANGELES- Disability fraud charges were filed against a man who played a dancing hamster in a Kia car commercial and who was a backup dancer for Madonna.

The California Department of Insurance says Leroy Barnes of Los Angeles collected $51,000 in workers compensation payments.

Barnes is 27 and claims he was disabled when a piece of a ceiling fan fell on him in 2010.

But the state contends that's when he made at least one Kia commercial, performed in a rap group, assisted in recording the song "Cat Daddy," and was a dancer for Madonna, Kelly Rowland and Chris Brown.

Barnes is now free on bail and couldn't be reached for comment.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
7 Days