The two who slipped a severed finger into a bowl of Wendy's chili were sentenced to at least nine years. They wanted to scam the company for money by claiming they found the finger in the chili. Anna Ayala claimed she bit the finger.
Her husband Jaime Plascencia obtained the finger from a co-worker, who lost it on the job, and was sentenced to more than 12 years. They pled guilty to insurance fraud and attempted grand theft.
Though Anna described the incident on the TV news it turns out she never had the finger in her mouth. The hoax was uncovered since the finger was uncooked, no Wendy employees lost fingers and no chili suppliers reported finger losses at their plants.