Wendall Parson from Zimbabwe was one of the show’s winners and has now been arrested.
One of the two winners of Big Brother Africa Amplified, in 2011, Wendall Parson from Zimbabwe, has just been arrested by police on allegations of auto insurance fraud.
The celebrity is said to have been involved in a fraudulent policy scam worth $25,000.
Police arrested Parson on the insurance fraud allegations on Friday, according to Superintendent Andrew Phiri, a police spokesperson who made the announcement of the arrest on Sunday. The accusation against Parson is that he forged the documents that he used in order to make a claim on the auto policy that he had on his Ford Ranger.
The fraud insurance had to do with forged documentation of an accident that occurred on March 16, 2013.
The police have suggested that the vehicle was not insured at the time that Parson was involved in the accident, when he was driving from Bulawayo to the capital of Zimbabwe, Harare. Superintendent Phiri stated that “I can confirm that we have arrested Wendall Parson on allegation of lodging a false insurance claim with Alliance Insurance Company.”
Phiri went on to speak about the insurance fraud case by saying that “On 16 March this year the accused, traveling 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 $25, 000 as insurance for the vehicle.” He pointed out that the insurer, Alliance, became suspicious of the claim and began an investigation into Parson’s claim. It was this investigation that eventually led to the arrest of the reality show star.
This case of auto insurance fraud will soon be leading the celebrity to court. This is a complete reversal of the success that Parson had been seeing two years ago. At the time of his win on the reality show, he had received $200,000 in prize money. However, the President of Zimbabwe also gave him an additional $50,000 in cash. Perhaps it would have been a good idea to put some of that money into a policy for the vehicle he drove earlier this year.