BBA star Wendell arrested over US$25 fraud

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BIG Brother Africa 2011 winner Wendell Parsons has been arrested over an alleged US$25,000 car insurance con, police confirmed Sunday.
Police spokesman Superintendent Andrew Phiri said Wendell, 25, was picked up on Friday.
“I can confirm that we have arrested Wendall Parson on allegations of lodging a false insurance claim with Alliance Insurance Company,” said Sup. Phiri.
He faces allegations of lodging a fraudulent an insurance claim after crashing his Ford Ranger vehicle while travelling from Bulawayo on March 16 this year.
Police suspect the vehicle was not insured when it was involved in the accident.
And in a bid to have the car replaced, Wendell is suspected to have gone to insure the car with Alliance Insurance Company, two days after the accident.
He then tried to claim US$25,000 from the company.
“On 16 March this year the accused, travelling in a Ford Ranger from Bulawayo, had an accident, he then insured the same vehicle on 18 March and tried to claim an amount of US$25 000 as insurance for the vehicle,” Superintendent Phiri said.
“Alliance then got suspicious and launched an investigation which led to his arrest.”
Wendell pocked US$200,000 after jointly winning Africa’s biggest reality show with Karen Igho from Nigeria.Advertisement