“The court found that she and her boyfriend had intentionally left the severed hand behind rather than bringing it with them to ensure the disability was permanent. However, authorities recovered it in time to sew it back on. Prosecutors said the woman’s boyfriend had also made internet searches about artificial hands in the days beforehand.” BBC: Woman who sawed off own hand found guilty of fraud. (She was able to save the hand, but the legal fees cost an arm and a leg…)