Photo: Julija Adlesic
A 22-year-old lady had been sentenced to two years in prison for deliberately cutting off her hand with a circular saw to make a fraudulent insurance claim in Slovenia.
Julija Adlesic, in collusion with her boyfriend, had her left hand severed above the wrist at their home in 2019.
About a year earlier, she signed contracts with five different insurance companies and stood to collect more than €1 million, about half paid immediately and the rest in regular monthly instalments.
Her boyfriend was sentenced to three years in prison. It was discovered that the couple intentionally left the hand at home rather than take it with them to the hospital, hoping to receive three times higher compensation for permanent disability after what she claimed was an accident.
But authorities managed to pick up the hand in time, and doctors in a hospital in Ljubljana were able to reattach it.