EXCLUSIVE: Married At First Sight intruder Dan Webb is revealed to be BANKRUPT – as he faces court charged with aggravated fraud ‘over a multi-million dollar telemarketing scam’
- Dan Webb from Married At First Sight is an undischarged bankrupt, records say
- The MAFS intruder made his debut on the Nine Network program last week
- But his search for love is unfolding at the same time as criminal proceedings
- Webb, 35, is on bail on an aggravated fraud charge while he is on MAFS
Married at First Sight intruder Daniel Webb has declared himself bankrupt – on top of being accused of being part of a $20 million telemarketing fraud that allegedly tried to rip off hundreds of people.
Webb, 35, made his debut on the top rating Nine Network program last week with the show’s experts hooking him up with brunette Tamara Joy.
But the self-confessed flirt’s search for love has been unfolding at the same time he faces serious criminal proceedings.
Webb and six others were charged in 2016 over allegations the group cold called 600 people and tried to manipulate them into investing in a ‘software’ trial.
MAFS contestant Dan Webb was declared bankrupt three years ago – the same year the ‘information technology sales professional’ was charged over an alleged ‘boiler room’ scam
Dan Webb with his ‘bride’ Tamara Joy in wedding photos shortly after their pretend matrimony
Webb was charged following what has been described as one of the ‘biggest’ ever investigations by Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission.
And now records obtained by Daily Mail Australia have revealed the Nine Network reality contestant was declared bankrupt in the same year he was charged.
Webb was declared bankrupt on August 25, 2016, and remains so to this day, an Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA) search revealed.
Records suggested Webb that could not pay off undisclosed debts and voluntarily declared bankruptcy himself.
AFSA records said Webb was an ‘undischarged’ bankrupt – meaning his bankruptcy continues to this day, likely until later this year.
That has consequences, including that Webb may have to make ongoing payments to a trustee, and has to seek permission to travel overseas.
The revelation comes as a Brisbane court heard previously undisclosed detail about the alleged scam.
Prosecutors said on Friday that it allegedly involved eight ‘boiler rooms’, or call centres which sell questionable investments over the phone.
One of Webb’s co-accused, Zoei Keong (pictured), was found dead in her home last Christmas
Webb remains on bail while the Nine Network show is aired
Police allege the scam was allegedly masterminded by Gold Coast police officer Michael Featherstone.
Featherstone’s lawyer has said he will be defending the charges. His wife, Zoie Charissa Chong, was also charged but died last year.
Webb is on bail. His lawyer Damien Gates today declined to comment on whether Webb’s bankruptcy was related to his fraud charge.
Lawyers today agreed for an amended statement of facts to be handed to the group’s lawyers later this year.
Daily Mail Australia sought comment from Webb, the Nine Network and producers Endemol Shine.