LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — A woman and her family have gone to great lengths to cash in on insurance claims.
The woman, who was not named, apparently used a circular saw to cut off her hand, authorities in Slovenia said.
The woman had said she was cutting tree branches when she cut off her left hand near the wrist. Family members left it behind when they rushed her to the hospital to make sure doctors would not be able to reattach it.
But the hand was recovered by police and doctors were able to sew it back on, the AP reported.
None of the insurance money was paid, however, since police said they "discovered the fraud in time," the AP reported.
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