The woman who cut off her hands was found guilty of cheating


image CaptionProsecutors said the woman used a circular saw to cut her hand (file photo)

A Slovenian woman has been found guilty of intentionally closing her hand as part of an insurance scam.

A court in the capital Ljublajna found that 22-year-old Julija Adelik had taken out five insurance policies in the year before her injury. He claimed that he had cut the branches.

The courts stood to gain more than € 1m (£ 900,000, $ 1.16m).

She now faces a two-year prison sentence, while her boyfriend has been given a three-year sentence.

When she reached the hospital, her hands were amputated from her wrist.

The court found that she and her boyfriend had deliberately left it behind rather than bringing it to make the disability permanent. However, the authorities returned it in time to turn it back on.

Prosecutors said the woman’s boyfriend had conducted an Internet search about prosthetic hands in the first days.

Prosecutors said this is evidence that the injury was intentional.

The father of Adlesik’s boyfriend was also sentenced to one year suspended.

Throughout the trial, Adlesik refused to intentionally cut his hand.

Had the fraudulent claim been successful, the couple would have received more than half a million euros as a lump sum, with the remainder paid in monthly installments.

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