Julija came up with a meticulously macabre way to collect her payday. If she had pulled it all off, she would have been $1.2 million dollars richer.
Instead, she’s now earned herself two years behind bars.
It all started a year ago when Julija took out insurance policies with 5 different companies. Not long after, Julija was at home with her boyfriend, Sebastien Abramov, allegedly cutting branches around her property.
The circular saw she was using ended up slicing clean through her left hand, just above her wrist.
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Julija was then driven by Sebastien and his dad to a local hospital while leaving her sawed-off hand behind.
Although Julija’s hand had not made it to the hospital with her initially, it was later found and re-attached by surgeons.
Authorities quickly became suspicious and insisted that Julija never brought her hand to the hospital because she wanted to make sure she was permanently disabled in order to collect insurance money.
Julija still claims she is innocent in all of this. “No one wants to be crippled. My youth has been destroyed. I lost my hand at the age of 20. Only I know how it happened,” she said in court.
It was later revealed that a day before her hand got sawed-off, Sebastien was performing internet searches for prosthetic hands, which the prosecution used to prove this entire thing was a wild insurance scam.
Julija has been sentenced to 2 years behind bars, while Sebastien received 3 years and his dad got a 1 year suspended sentence.