MAFS star Daniel Webb is set to face court accused of helping to scam $20million from vulnerable people with cold calls
- Married At First Sight contestant Daniel Webb will face court for fraud this week
- The 35-year-old reality TV star is accused of playing a role in an elaborate scam
- He would allegedly cold call people and offer ‘betting and investment software’
- A four-week trial would lead to a 12-month financial commitment, a court heard
Married At First Sight intruder Daniel Webb is due to face court this week over his alleged involvement in an elaborate phone scam.
The reality TV figure is due to face Brisbane Magistrate’s Court on Friday, charged with aggravated fraud.
He’s alleged to have cold called 600 people and manipulating them to invest in a ‘boiler room scam’ with co-accused police detective Michael Featherstone.
Married At First Sight star Daniel Webb (pictured) will face court for fraud charges this week
Webb (pictured with MAFS’ Tamara Joy) is alleged to have cold called thousands of people
Police allege the 35-year-old Webb coerced people into becoming ‘puppet directors’ of 12 scam companies in early 2014.
The victims were allegedly asked to pay between $500 and $1000 for a four-day trial of software, then made to sign year-long contracts, The Gold Coast Bulletin reports.
To encourage people to invest, the alleged masterminds behind the scam would showcase fake reports of profits and sustainability.
They would demonstrate ‘betting and investment software’.
The alleged scammers, including Featherstone and his wife Zoei Charissa Keong, netted between $15-$20million.
All accused have said they will fight the charges.
Ms Keong, however, was found dead on Christmas Day last year under non-suspicious circumstances.
Her friends remembered her as ‘sensitive’ and not deserving of the ongoing court case.
Co-accused Zoei Keong (pictured) was found dead in her home last Christmas
She was charged alongside her husband and son in 2016 after a 20-month Crime and Corruption Commission probe.
Defence lawyer Daniel Hannay said Featherstone ‘fundamentally denies the allegations’ and would fight charges of aggravated fraud and money laundering.
Webb made his way onto MAFS as an ‘intruder’ on Monday night’s show.
Channel Nine has not commented on whether his involvement on the show will be ongoing through the trial.
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Channel Nine have not commented on whether Webb (pictured) will remain involved in the show throughout the trial
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