A woman has been jailed for two years after she deliberately sawed off her hand in an insurance scam.
The woman was attempting to make a huge amount of money in insurance but she was caught out.
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Money might not make you happy, but unfortunately it’s necessary for all of us to live and survive in the world.
And literally millions of people have done so in the past – just to make a cheap buck.
Tax fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, scams, insurance fraud – the list goes on. If you can think of it, it’s probably been done by somebody.
People get caught out – and in a lot of cases the punishments are pretty severe.
What this woman did was taking insurance fraud to a whole new level!
Julija permanently and purposefully disabled herself hoping to get a gargantuan cheque in insurance.
Which is around $1,184,750 USD in insurance after claiming to have severely injured herself in a gardening accident.
Julija had planned the scam with a boyfriend a long time in advance – and they believed it was flawless.
Which, in my opinion, makes their plan seem fairly obvious.
They sawed off the hand above the wrist and then Julija’s boyfriend drove her to the hospital, claiming that it happened when they were chopping branches.
Doing so in an attempt to make sure the hand would not be reattached so that she would be disabled permanently.
Because if you had just lost your hand, surely you’d bring it to the hospital hoping it could be reattached.
And amazingly, surgeons were still able to reattach it.
They found that just days before her hand was removed, her boyfriend had searched online about how artificial hands work.
Speaking during her trial, Julija stressed her innocence.
No one wants to be crippled.
My youth has been destroyed. I lost my hand at the age of 20. Only I know how it happened.
And Julija was eventually sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty for insurance fraud.
Her partner, Sebastien Abramov, was sentenced to three years in prison – with one year suspended.
Judge Marjeta Dvornik said:
We believe the sentences are fair and appropriate, and will serve their purpose.
Chopping your hand off to make a quick million probably isn’t worth it…