Missing Hand Leads Police To Insurance Fraud

August 21, 2000

Local police have charged a Taiwanese man, Huang Chun-ming with insurance fraud after he filed a claim for the loss of his hand, alleging it had been severed in an attack by a motorcycle gang.

Local police have charged a Taiwanese man, Huang Chun-ming with insurance fraud after he filed a claim for the loss of his hand, alleging it had been severed in an attack by a motorcycle gang.

According to reports from Reuters News Agency, police became suspicious, when their search of the alleged incident site failed to turn up the missing hand. They questioned Huang’s friends, who eventually admitted that they had chopped off the hand at Huang’s insistence.

The insurance salesman, who had run up gambling debts exceeding T$20 million ($645,000), had hoped to collect on his insurance policies in order to pay them off.

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