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David Emery

Wendy's 'Chili Finger' Scammers Go to Jail

By January 18, 2006

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Anna Ayala, the Nevada woman who made headlines last year after claiming to find a severed human finger in a bowl of Wendy's chili, was sentenced to nine years in prison today for attempted grand theft and conspiracy to file a fraudulent insurance claim. Her husband, who admitted to buying the stray digit from an injured coworker for $100, was sentenced to 12 years — a fitting end to a hoax that reportedly cost Wendy's $2.5 million in lost sales due to bad publicity.  Full story.


December 10, 2007 at 3:28 am
(1) slkfls says:

dumbass people who want to make a quick dollar

April 5, 2008 at 6:58 pm
(2) Thomas Bailey says:

Is Anna going to sue the prison she is in? Her wages should be garnished to compensate for Wendy’s lost business.

April 14, 2009 at 12:51 am
(3) Muggins says:

That finger was worth more than a hundred bucks.
They can sew them back on, for one thing. It’s worth more like 5 grand for a pinky, and up to 20 grand if it’s an index or eagle finger. A thumb would be worth even more. Depending, whether it’s on the left or right hand.

May 9, 2009 at 2:36 pm
(4) Karen says:

People get less for murder

October 28, 2010 at 8:56 pm
(5) Assie Mcgee says:

cynic, and GO GIANTS!

June 4, 2009 at 11:51 pm
(6) samm says:

my uncle once found a nut in his burger…
is she gonna try to publisize a human nose in her prison food next!!

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