Julija Adlesic is a beautiful young Slovenian woman, only, like most people this age, she had money problems.
In one of the most stupid get-rich-quick schemes in the world, the young woman decided to saw off her own hand hoping to collect over $1 million in insurance money. Things went out of hand.
A court in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana heard a most extraordinary story. 20-year-old Julija Adlesic, her boyfriend, and her father were accused of coming up with a bizarre plot to con no less than five insurance companies.
The foolish young girl was ready to face a lifetime of disability in exchange for a cool $1 million.
Julija’s Unfortunate Accident
The ‘accident’ happened in early 2019 when the young woman was allegedly pruning a tree in the garden.
According to her story, she was cutting some branches when the circular saw slipped and severed her left hand just above the wrist.
Her boyfriend took her to the hospital right away but conveniently left the severed hand at home, just to make sure her disability would be permanent.
However, the surgeons sent paramedics to retrieve the missing hand which was then reattached.
The whole incident seemed rather suspicious, especially as it was discovered the young woman had taken out five insurance policies.
She was to collect over $1 million, half of it cash in hand, so to speak, and the rest in monthly installments.
The investigation soon discovered that Julija and her boyfriend had done a lot of research on the topic, looking up articles on how artificial limbs work.
They obviously decided it wasn’t that bad and went through with their scheme.