Skip to comments.Two Spanish men chopped off their own HANDS in £2million insurance scams...
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.
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Gosh, you really have to hand it to these guys...
One can only hope it wasn’t their right hands.
Otherwise, how would they eat?
Geniuses at work!
Something is out of hand here, I just can’t put my finger on it.
This story is the perfect blend of horrible and amusing.
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...)
Why didn’t they use the American way to government paid disability?
Back pain and mental health issues...
I guess the insurance company just decided to was their hands of them....
I guess the insurance company just decided to wash their hands of them....
It looks like Socialism is starting to cost an arm and a leg now.
I wonder who fingered these guys? They are no longer living in the digit-al age!
Darwin Award, Spanish style.
Guy made claims to ELEVEN separate insurers?
He shoulda known you can’t make claims unless you’re insured
Described as “penniless”, how could he a**ord paying premiums
to ELEVEN separate insurers?
Am I missing something?
Look at the picture, coolest uncle in the world!
Their plot was foiled when they went to submit their insurance claim, and couldn’t sign the forms.
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!