Woman who SAWED OFF her hand to claim £700,000 in insurance fraud is jailed

  • Julija Adlesic, 22, of Slovenia, agreed with her boyfriend to sever her left hand
  • Investigators found they signed contracts with five insurance firms a year earlier
  • Authorities said the hand was left behind to ensure the disability was permanent 

A  woman who deliberately sawed off her hand has been jailed for insurance fraud.

Julija Adlesic, 22, from Slovenia, agreed with her boyfriend to sever her left hand above the wrist to claim £700,000.

But investigators found they had signed contracts with five insurance companies a year earlier.

Julija Adlesic, 22, from Slovenia (pictured centre) agreed with her boyfriend to sever her left hand above the wrist to claim £700,000

Julija Adlesic, 22, from Slovenia (pictured centre) agreed with her boyfriend to sever her left hand above the wrist to claim £700,000

Her boyfriend was sentenced to three years in prison while his father received a one-year suspended sentence. 

Adlesic was given two years behind bars. In hospital, Adlesic said she injured herself while sawing branches.

Authorities said the trio left the hand behind to ensure the disability was permanent, but police recovered it and it was reattached.

Adlesic claimed that she lost her hand in an accident while sawing branches. She has been sentenced to two years in prison

Adlesic claimed that she lost her hand in an accident while sawing branches. She has been sentenced to two years in prison

Her boyfriend, left, was sentenced to three years in prison while his father received a one-year suspended sentence. Prosecutors said he had searched online for information about artificial hands

Her boyfriend, left, was sentenced to three years in prison while his father received a one-year suspended sentence. Prosecutors said he had searched online for information about artificial hands

Prosecutors said that days before the incident, Adlesic’s partner searched online for information about how artificial hands work.

During the trial, Adlesic claimed innocence. ‘No one wants to be crippled,’ she told the court. 

‘My youth has been destroyed. Only I know how it happened.’

Adlesic maintained her innocence throughout the trial, saying 'no one wants to be crippled', and that her 'youth had been destroyed'

Adlesic maintained her innocence throughout the trial, saying ‘no one wants to be crippled’, and that her ‘youth had been destroyed’

source: dailymail.co.uk

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