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Wendall Parson gets bail

by Staff Reporter
21 May 2013 at 19:58hrs | Views
Former Big Brother Africa winner Wendall Parson who is facing charges of fraud involving more than US$20 000 in a car insurance scandal has been granted US$200 bail.

Parson (25) appeared in court on Monday before magistrate Mr Donald Ndirowei charged with fraud.

Mr Ndirowei granted him the bail coupled with some conditions and he was remanded to June 3.

As part of his bail conditions, Wendall was ordered to reside at his given address, to report once every Friday at CID Serious Frauds and not to interfere with witnesses until the matter is finalised.

Prosecutor Mr Tungamirai Chakurira alleged that on March 16, Wendall's brother, William was involved in an accident while driving Wendall's car, a Ford Ranger.

The accident was reported at Borrowdale police station and it is alleged on the day the accident occurred, Wendall's vehicle was not insured.

It is alleged that after the accident, Wendall connived with his brother and hatched a plan to defraud Alliance Insurance Pvt Ltd.
On March 18 William allegedly went to Insurance brokers where he applied for insurance for the Ford Ranger together with two other trailers. He insured the vehicle comprehensively.

A few days after insuring the vehicle, it is alleged Wendall filed an insurance claim and attached fraudulent documents purporting that the accident occured on March 28 when in actual fact it had occured on March 16.

The insurance company processed the claim and Wendall was to be given US$23 750 for the vehicle.
It is the State's case that before he was given the money, the insurance risk department carried out investigations and discovered that the accident had occurred before the car was insured.

Source - Herald

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