MAFS Intruder Daniel Webb Caught Up In Massive Phone Scam
Daniel Webb made his appearance on TV earlier this week as he entered the Married At First Sight experiment as an intruder but now it seems he’s also making the news.
Webb is due to face court later this week over his alleged involvement in an elaborate phone scam that took millions of dollars from vulnerable people.
The 35-year-old is due to face Brisbane Magistrate’s Court on Friday, charged with aggravated fraud.
The single dad is accused of cold calling 600 people and manipulating them to invest money in a “boiler room scam” with co-accused police detective Michael Featherstone.
Police allege that Webb talked people into becoming “puppet directors” of 12 scam companies in early 2014.
According to The Gold Coast Bulletin, the victims were allegedly asked to sign year-long contracts and pay between $500 and $1000 for a four-day trial of "betting and investment software".
It’s alleged that the scammers, including Webb, Featherstone and his late wife Zoei Charissa Keong, used fraudulent reports of profits and sustainability to get people to invest.
The alleged fraudsters walked away with between $15 and $20 million.
All accused have said that they will fight the charges against them.
However, Ms Keong was found dead on Christmas Day last year under non-suspicious circumstances.
She was charged alongside her husband and son in 2016 following a 20-month Crime and Corruption Commission probe.
Featherstone’s defence lawyer, Daniel Hannay, has said that his client “fundamentally denies the allegations” and would be fighting the charges.
Webb first appeared on Married At First Sight as one of the intruders on Monday night’s episode this week.
Channel Nine has not commented on whether Webb’s involvement in the show will be ongoing through the trial.