Woman accused of cutting off her foot and hand in dodgy insurance scam

It has been revealed that a Vietnamese woman paid a friend to cut off her foot and hand as part of an elaborate insurance scam.

According to local media, the 30-year-old woman is alleged to have faked an accident, telling police in the Bac Tu Liem District that she had been hit by a train, in order to claim more than $150,000 in an insurance payout.

Her extravagant plan unraveled however, when police launched an investigation after noticing a few suspicious details in her story.


They then established that the woman had faked the whole plot and had paid a friend to sever her limbs.

She is continuing to receive treatment for her self-inflicted injuries, while charges of conspiracy to steal assets are pending, tuoitrenews reports.