'Wendall submitted false insurance claim'

HARARE - The trial of former Big Brother Africa reality TV winner Wendall Parson commenced yesterday with Siphatisile Sibanda from Alliance Insurance Company testifying.

Sibanda indicated that Parson, who is being jointly charged with his brother William, submitted a false insurance claim for a car that had not been insured.

She told the court that Weber Sithole, who is a loss assessor, discovered the alleged offence after he had gone to the police to verify the date of the accident, which had occurred on March 16.

“On March 18 we received a memo from AK Insurance brokers asking to cover Parson with comprehensive insurance for his vehicle,” she said. “In April, we received another memo stating that he had been involved in an accident.

“After Sithole unearthed what Parson had done, we made Parson sign new claim forms while trying to see what his intentions were exactly.”

Sibanda also told the court that after all had been done, they gave Parson an option to either pay them for the expenses incurred or take the matter to the police.

She also indicated that if the claim had gone through, Parson would have pocketed $23 000 after other expenses had been deducted.

Magistrate Tendai Mahwe adjourned the case to September 11 for trial continuation.

It is the State’s case that Wendall’s brother William was involved in an accident while driving Wendall’s car, a Ford Ranger, on March 16 this year.

The court heard the accident was reported to Borrowdale Police Station.

According to State papers, on the day the accident occurred, Wendall’s vehicle was not insured.

Allegations were that after the accident, Wendall connived with his brother and hatched a plan to defraud Alliance Insurance (Pvt) Ltd.

William allegedly went to the insurance brokers where he applied for insurance for the Ford Ranger together with two other trailers on March 18.

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

The insurance company processed Wendall’s claim of $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 way before the car was insured.

Comments (5)

Fck you Vada.....your posts are irritating ..Get a life pussy

godo - 10 September 2013

Vada...come on pliz spare us the crap, why dont you do the accident cars business yoself, get a life....fuck you thrice man

Ngwena - 10 September 2013

Alliance Insurance , this incompetent insurance firm that arrests clients and does not want to settle claims, this weber sithole guy is not an investigator hell knows why Alliance is employing him he was employed as a security guard with one of the security companies and was offered a job at Alliance as investigator, Alliance insurance are loosers people be warned this fake insurance company munonyura,,,,,,

Mapurisa - 10 September 2013

iwe Hellen why do you have so much interest in seeing wendalls downfall ? I have seen alliance lose a case in the courts why usingataure??

Sithole - 10 September 2013

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