SC man who cut off hand for money in court

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012 7:44 AM
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COLUMBIA — A Cayce man is expected in court on federal fraud charges in a scheme authorities say includes severed limbs.

Gerald B. Hardin is scheduled to appear in federal court in Columbia on Tuesday. He faces six charges, including mail fraud for a 2008 incident in Sumter County where a man’s hand was cut off with a pole saw.

Court records show Hardin has signed a deal to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud. He faces up to five years in prison.

Federal indictments say Hardin and another person used a saw to intentionally cut off the hand of a third person in an insurance fraud scheme. The indictment says the men submitted claims under a homeowner’s insurance policy and three accidental death and dismemberment policies.

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/21/12 - 08:37 am
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Words

I just can't find any words ......

YeCats
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YeCats 08/21/12 - 09:03 am
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Reminds me of that old

Reminds me of that old "dedicated" yarn, about the chicken and the pig.

Talk about tough times,,,,,, whoa.

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Jane18 08/21/12 - 09:34 am
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I have words, Seenit

Just when you think you have heard everything, then comes along three worthless, lying, cheating, and obviously no thought of the consequences of their actions, three ignorant human beings. I cannot feel one ounce of sympathy for anyone that would put themself in this situation. I really hope they serve some time in prison for this , they deserve it!! To the one that allowed his hand to be cut off, he really needs psychiatric help. Yes, times are bad, but, they are not bad enough for what these guys did. I guess now the handless guy will apply for disability.....what a loser!!

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nnaugusta 08/21/12 - 11:19 am
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Hey hey, others had a HAND in

Hey hey, others had a HAND in this scheme too!

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Sweet son 08/21/12 - 12:19 pm
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rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 08/21/12 - 12:33 pm
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no way the fed can be defrauded. Ask obama. he runs a tight ship. The Titanic.

Frank I
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Frank I 08/21/12 - 02:20 pm
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wonder..

wonder what they had to tell the guy to get him to sign off on the idea..?

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/22/12 - 12:01 am
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Another article on this says

Another article on this says the victim is uh, "mentally challenged". That explains a lot and all the more reason the perps should do hard time.

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corgimom 08/22/12 - 10:11 am
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Can you imagine the pain that

Can you imagine the pain that victim went through?

Too bad Gerald can't get the death penalty, but the other prisoners aren't going to like him, either, he just may come out of the Big House minus a hand.

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