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Two Spanish men chopped off their own HANDS in 2million insurance scams...
The Daily Mail Online ^ | April 26, 2013 | Matt Blake

Posted on 04/27/2013 6:37:08 AM PDT by Uncle Chip

Two Spanish scroungers who chopped off their own hands and tried to claim the insurance payout have been exposed as cheats - because they performed the amputations so well.

The unnamed men, whose cases are not linked, both thought they could pocket up to £2million if they could hoodwink insurers into believing unforeseen accidents had caused their injuries.

They are among a wave of penniless desperados in recession-ravaged Spain who are increasingly turning to more extreme measures to make ends meet.

Authorities said the first claimant removed his hand with an electric saw but told insurers it had been ripped off in a car accident.

He then made claims to 11 insurance companies demanding £2million in compensation.

But when medics examined his wound, it became clear that the cut was 'too clean' to have been torn in two.

José Luís Nieto, president of Gesterec, which investigates accidents, said: 'The cut was too clean between the bone for a car crash, which is never so clean.

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

The second man chopped off his arm above the elbow and claimed €600,000 from insurers, saying that he had suffered an accident with an electric saw.

Both cases come amid a steep rise in the number of false insurance claims that have been revealed since Spain plunged into recession in 2008.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: hands; insurance; spanish

1 posted on 04/27/2013 6:37:08 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Gosh, you really have to hand it to these guys...


2 posted on 04/27/2013 6:39:19 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Uncle Chip

One can only hope it wasn’t their right hands.

Otherwise, how would they eat?


3 posted on 04/27/2013 6:40:04 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Geniuses at work!


4 posted on 04/27/2013 6:43:32 AM PDT by rotstan
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To: billorites

groaaannnn


5 posted on 04/27/2013 6:44:24 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Uncle Chip

Something is out of hand here, I just can’t put my finger on it.


6 posted on 04/27/2013 6:49:09 AM PDT by benasawin
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To: benasawin

7 posted on 04/27/2013 6:50:54 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Uncle Chip

This story is the perfect blend of horrible and amusing.


8 posted on 04/27/2013 6:52:51 AM PDT by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Happy to hear that European socialism is working out so well for those countries (sarc). And the asshats in Congress and the POS POTUS wants us to go down the same track? Brilliance never before exhibited in the history of mankind (except in Europe for the past 70 years...)


9 posted on 04/27/2013 7:01:45 AM PDT by john drake
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To: Uncle Chip

Why didn’t they use the American way to government paid disability?

Back pain and mental health issues...


10 posted on 04/27/2013 7:02:12 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2banana

I guess the insurance company just decided to was their hands of them....
: )


11 posted on 04/27/2013 7:14:57 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

I guess the insurance company just decided to wash their hands of them....
: )


12 posted on 04/27/2013 7:15:21 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Uncle Chip

It looks like Socialism is starting to cost an arm and a leg now.


13 posted on 04/27/2013 7:15:33 AM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: billorites

I wonder who fingered these guys? They are no longer living in the digit-al age!


14 posted on 04/27/2013 7:15:36 AM PDT by llevrok (2013: America is in a cold civil war.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Darwin Award, Spanish style.
Guy made claims to ELEVEN separate insurers?
He shoulda known you can’t make claims unless you’re insured
by them!
Described as “penniless”, how could he a**ord paying premiums
to ELEVEN separate insurers?
Am I missing something?


15 posted on 04/27/2013 7:16:52 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: windcliff

...limbless ping....


16 posted on 04/27/2013 7:19:15 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Joe 6-pack

Look at the picture, coolest uncle in the world!


17 posted on 04/27/2013 7:20:23 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal
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To: llevrok

18 posted on 04/27/2013 7:24:40 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Uncle Chip

Their plot was foiled when they went to submit their insurance claim, and couldn’t sign the forms.


19 posted on 04/27/2013 7:28:42 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: 2banana

Yeah, I know of a strapping man of forty two years who gets a round just fine. He had a back injury and has been living on “disability” for years now. What a disgrace...will come to an end soon.
“Look busy, because Jesus is coming back”... haha!


20 posted on 04/27/2013 7:33:30 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: Uncle Chip

An Islamic government would chop the hands off these thieves - but it’s too late for that.


21 posted on 04/27/2013 7:33:48 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Uncle Chip

If they get together they can give themselves a round of applause.


22 posted on 04/27/2013 7:40:55 AM PDT by Starstruck (Don't rest. We came close to the 2nd Amendment being field tested.)
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To: Uncle Chip

There goes the love life...


23 posted on 04/27/2013 7:45:14 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: Uncle Chip; mikrofon; martin_fierro

They thought they had the insurance company in the palm of their hand, but now they’re stumped.


24 posted on 04/27/2013 7:48:02 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Say hello to "Lefty.")
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To: Uncle Chip; mikrofon; martin_fierro
The second man chopped off his arm above the elbow. . . .

He's a very humerus fellow.

25 posted on 04/27/2013 7:50:53 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Say hello to "Lefty.")
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To: Charles Henrickson

and that’s the long and short of it.


26 posted on 04/27/2013 8:08:51 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Charles Henrickson; martin_fierro; Uncle Chip

Someone expected this Spanish Amputation....


27 posted on 04/27/2013 8:23:20 AM PDT by mikrofon (Ins. Co: "Tis only a flesh wound ... Denied.")
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To: Uncle Chip; Charles Henrickson; mikrofon

Ulna-t go for the low-hanging fruit.


28 posted on 04/27/2013 8:39:01 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Member, Industrial Strength Humerus Ping List)
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To: Uncle Chip

Sharia law at work. Punished before doing the crime.


29 posted on 04/27/2013 8:50:40 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Uncle Chip

Dumb & Dumber


30 posted on 04/27/2013 9:08:09 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: billorites
This type of fraud isn't all that new.

I have older relatives that grew up in a coal mining area. It wasn't all that unusual for somebody to lose a finger, one way or another, accidentally-on-purpose, for cash payout compensation.

I saw a show years ago about a rash of such incidents in a sleepy Florida town. Probably in the 1960s. Apparently, it was quite the topic of conversation amongst insurance agents across the nation. Very disparate and unrelated incidents, except for monkey see-monkey do aspect. And the $$$, of course.

31 posted on 04/27/2013 9:15:51 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: martin_fierro; Charles Henrickson

Sometimes I’d be tendon to agree there, but I never metacarpus I didn’t like...


32 posted on 04/27/2013 9:16:25 AM PDT by mikrofon (The Manuel Bros -- no mas)
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To: Uncle Chip; mikrofon; martin_fierro; PJ-Comix; Roscoe Karns; Cletus.D.Yokel; Tijeras_Slim; ...
They are among a wave of penniless desperados. . . .

DESPERADO (Why Don't You Keep All Your Fingers?)
Tune: "Desperado"

Desperado
Why don't you keep all your fingers?
See your hand, how it lingers
For so long now
Oh, you're a plotter
And I know that you got your reasons
This saw that is teasin' you
Can hurt you somehow

Don't you try to fool insurers, boy
They'll see why you're disabled
You know how paople say you've never been that bright
Now it seems to me your left hand
Has been laid upon your table
'Cause you always want the stuff that ain't your right

Desperado
Oh, you ain't gettin' no money
They won't find it funny
They'll charge you with fraud
And brilliant?--oh, brilliant--
Well, that's just how it's appearin'
But you'll only hear the sound
Of one hand applaud

Don't you use both hands when it's dinner time?
The knife and fork make a pair so fine
It's hard to eat your supper with just one
You're losin' half your batting gloves
Ain't it funny you can't fill 'em once you're done

Desperado
Why don't you take off your goggles?
The mind fairly boggles
This ain't no game
Your brain is buzzin'
But there's a buzzsaw before you
You bet your agent will ignore you--
Bet he will ignore you--
You bet your agent will ignore you
Your plan is so lame

33 posted on 04/27/2013 9:54:54 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The wag tailoring the doggerel)
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