*A woman from Ljubljana, Slovenia, has been jailed for two years after she deliberately sliced her hand off with a circular saw as part of a wild insurance scam.
According to TMZ, Julija Adlesic, 22, from Ljubljana, Slovenia, cut off her hand with a circular saw and then filed a disability claim stating that the accident happened while she was cutting branches. She and her boyfriend reportedly had at least five insurance policies on the woman that totaled around $1.16 million.
A woman who cut off her own hand with a circular saw in the hope of getting a €1m (£925,000) insurance payout has been sentenced to two years in prison https://t.co/9rTF2iBHzT
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During an investigation, it was discover that the couple made internet searches regarding artifical hands and how they work.
Now, Adlesic is facing two years in prison while her boyfriend has been sentenced to three years.
“We believe the sentences are fair and appropriate, and will serve their purpose,” said Judge Marjeta Dvornik.
During the trial, the woman claimed she not did deliberately chop off her hand .
“No one wants to be crippled. My youth has been destroyed. I lost my hand at the age of 20,” she said. “Only I know how it happened.”