Sunday, April 28, 2013

Don't Cut Off Your Limbs For Insurance Money

Two Spanish men were apparently so desperate for cash they decided to make a false £2.5 million insurance claim by cutting off their hands.

Unfortunately for the alleged fraudsters they were found to have done too good of a job of amputating their limbs.

The medics said one of the men, who were claiming to have been maimed in a car accident, had a cut that was too clean.
The hapless man, who has not been named, thought he’d be able to fool 11 insurance companies out of £2m by chopping his hand off with an electric saw.

‘The cut was too clean between the bone for a car crash, which is never so clean,’ said accident investigator José Luís Nieto.

‘This man might have got someone to use a saw to cut off his hand. A surgeon would never have done it.’

The second insurance claimant went a step further by cutting off his lower arm and claiming £500,000 for an ‘electric saw accident.’

His claim was also rejected after an investigation.

SOURCE

4 comments:

Laury Coenen said...

Perhaps if they were insured for stupidity they'd have gotten their money...

David said...

I could have made it look like a traffic accident for them by using a dull, rusty hatchet. ;)

Kat said...

Just plain dumb XD

David said...

For real Kat. At least they may qualify for some type of disability now, lol.