by on September 13, 2020

A Slovenian woman has been found guilty of deliberately sawing off her own hand as part of an insurance scam.


A court in the capital Ljubljana found that Julija Adlesic, 22, had taken out five insurance policies in the year before her injury. She had claimed it happened as she cut branches.


Adlesic stood to gain more than €1m (£900,000, $1.16m) in payouts. She now faces two years in prison, while her boyfriend has been given a three-year sentence. Adlesic and a number of relatives were arrested in 2019 after she arrived in hospital with her hand cut off above the wrist.


The court found that she and her boyfriend had intentionally left the severed hand behind rather than bringing it with them to ensure the disability was permanent. However, authorities recovered it in time to sew it back on.









This story was written by BBC News (


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