A woman in London wants her husband bumped off. So she takes out £800 from her husband’s bank account and gives it to a lady-friend whose promises to get her boyfriend have the husband shot dead. Later, the woman feels guilty and changes her mind, but when she calls her lady-friend to call it off and get her money back, she is told that there is a £50 cancellation fee. Poor thing, she confesses everything to her husband, who informs the police. The judge takes a lenient view and sentences the woman to attend a life skills course rather than put her in prison.
No, this is not one of my stories. You can read all about it here.