A Zimbabwean court has granted former Big Brother Africa (BBA) winner Wendall Parson $200 bail after he was arrested for alleged insurance fraud involving over $23,00.
Parson was on Tuesday not asked to plead to the charges of trying to defraud an insurance company of $23,750 after he was involved in a car accident in March.
Harare magistrate Donald Ndirowei remanded him to June 3.
According to the prosecutor Tungamirai Chakurira, on March 16, Parson’s brother William was involved in an accident while driving the BBA star’s Ford Ranger vehicle in Harare and a report was made to the police.
On March 18, William allegedly approached an insurance company to insure the accident damaged vehicle and a trailer.
A few days later, Parson allegedly filed an insurance claim and indicated that the accident occurred on March 28 not 16.
The company processed the claim and indications were that Parson was entitled to $23,750.
But before releasing the money the company conducted investigations and discovered that the accident occurred before the car was insured.
Parson was arrested on May 17 when he went to collect the money from the company.
Wendall who won the popular television reality show two years ago was given $50,000 cash by President Robert Mugabe in addition to the $200,000 prize money.