A Slovenian woman has been jailed for insurance fraud after she deliberately sawed off her hand in order to claim £700,000.
To claim the £700,000 in insurance, Adlesic agreed with her boyfriend to sever her left hand above the wrist.
Meanwhile, Investigators found out that Julija Adlesic, 22, and her boyfriend had signed contracts with five insurance companies a year earlier.
Prosecutors said that days before the incident, Adlesic’s partner searched online for information about how artificial hands work.
While in hospital, Adlesic lied that she injured herself while sawing branches.
Authorities said Adlesic and her boyfriend left the hand behind to ensure the disability was permanent, but police recovered it and it was reattached.
Adlesic, who claimed innocence during the trial was given two years behind bars while her boyfriend was sentenced to three years in prison for the devious act.