Expect Christina Gamble to dress up for court in Bucks County this week.

The Quakertown woman, 43, accused of working as a stripper while collecting workers' compensation benefits, faces an arraignment Friday.

She waived a preliminary hearing yesterday, and a trial was tentatively scheduled for Sept. 9, with the state handling the prosecution.

On Nov. 9, 2007, she reported slipping and hurting her back while waitressing at the Red Robin restaurant in Quakertown.

After being awarded payments by a judge, 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," according to Attorney General Tom Corbett.

C.R. Fanny's Gentleman's Club and Sports Bar, on Butler Street in Easton, is the establishment where she allegedly danced around the law.

Gamble told her doctor that "standing and changing positions were a problem," in the words of a press release from the Attorney General's Office issued when she was arrested April 29.

She faces two counts of workers' compensation fraud and one count of theft by deception. Each is a third-degree felony carrying up to seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine.

In a similar Bucks County case, William Thomson, 35, of Bristol, had a preliminary hearing today rescheduled to Aug. 31.

Thomson was booked July 27 on charges of doing contracting jobs while raking in more than $68,500 in workers' comp payments, also because of a supposedly bad back.

He's also accused of stealing $3,000 from an elderly man by altering a check for $800 to read $3,800.

In addition to three charges for workers' compensation fraud and one for insurance fraud, he faces two counts of theft by deception.

Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.