Husband And Wife Sentenced To Multi-Year Terms In Wendy’s Chili Case
San Jose, CA — A Nevada woman has been sentenced to nine years in prison for planting a severed finger in a bowl of Wendy´s chili in a failed attempt to extort money from the fast food chain.
A judge in San Jose sentenced Anna Ayala to nine years in state prison and her husband, Jaime Plascencia, was ordered locked up for more than 12 years.
Ayala claimed to have found the fingertip on March 22nd while dining with her family at a Wendy´s in San Jose.
But a search for the finger´s owner eventually led to one of Plascencia´s co-workers, who lost it in an industrial accident.
Court documents revealed that Plascencia bought the fingertip from co-worker Brian Rossiter for $100 and told him what he and Ayala were planning.