'Severed finger in chili' woman gets two years in prison in new hoax

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 5 (UPI) -- A California woman imprisoned for planting a severed finger in a bowl of restaurant chili in 2005 will return to jail for a new hoax, court records indicate.

'Chili finger lady' allegedly in new hoax

MILPITAS, Calif., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The woman who made up a story about finding a finger in her chili at Wendy's is again facing a charge for lying to police in California, officials said.

'Finger Lady' details Wendy's plot

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 11 (UPI) -- A California woman jailed for four years after planting a severed human finger in her Wendy's chili has spoken publicly for the first time about the scheme.

Finger-pointing in Wendy's chili scam

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A married couple sentenced to prison for trying to extort Wendy's by claiming to find a human finger in chili now say the finger's owner devised the scheme. Anna Ayala said she agreed to go along with the scam "out of stupidity and greed."

Couple sentenced in Wendy's finger fraud

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A man and woman convicted of trying to defraud Wendy's restaurant chain by planting a finger in a bowl of chili received lengthy prison sentences Wednesday.

2 split finger-in-the-chili Wendy's reward

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The two people who helped crack the famous finger-in-the-chili case that cost Wendy's International $1 million a day will split a $100,000 reward.

Fingertip in chili snitch wants reward

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A Las Vegas man says Wendy's is too slow to reward him for informing on a woman who fraudulently claimed she found a fingertip in her chili.

More charges in Wendy's finger case

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 25 (UPI) -- Conspiracy charges have been filed against the husband of a woman charged in California with planting a severed finger in a bowl of Wendy's chili.

Report:Chili finger was from Las Vegas man

LAS VEGAS, May 18 (UPI) -- The finger found in a bowl of Wendy's chili was used to pay a $50 debt owed the husband of the woman who found the digit, a Pennsylvania woman said.

Employer tipped police in chili-bowl drama

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 16 (UPI) -- The employer of the man whose finger turned up in a San Jose, Calif., Wendy's chili bowl had a hand in sealing the case against alleged fraudster Anna Ayala.

Chili finger owner found

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 13 (UPI) -- San Jose, Calif., police have identified the individual whose finger turned up in a chili bowl, sparking a commercial and legal nightmare for Wendy's.

Wendy's plans Frosty giveaway weekend

DUBLIN, Ohio, May 10 (UPI) -- Dublin, Ohio-based, Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers fast-food chain announced Tuesday it will give away free Frosty frozen desserts from Friday to Sunday.

Finger-finding woman ready for legal fight

LAS VEGAS, April 27 (UPI) -- The Las Vegas woman arrested on charges of planting a severed finger in a bowl of Wendy's chili says she is eager to clear her name in court.

Woman in Wendy's finger case arrested

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 22 (UPI) -- A woman who claimed she found a finger in a bowl of chili at a Wendy's restaurant in California has been arrested on an attempted grand theft charge.

Leopard may be source of Wendy's finger

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 13 (UPI) -- A woman who hired a personal injury lawyer after finding a human finger in some chili she got from a California Wendy's has decided not to sue.
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