Charles Motondo a self-styled bishop has been jailed for ten months following fabricated car crashes in order to claim thousands of pounds from insurance companies has been jailed for 10months.
The preacher bought policies using personal details of two people in his congregation and then rang insurers posing as them.
The 40-year-old, who preached at a Pentecostal church in Leeds, had admitted fraud and money laundering. Police said “Motondo was completely immoral in his actions”.
Leeds Crown Court heard Motondo used another person’s information to buy a fake policy with an insurance company.
He later contracted insurers First Central claiming to be the policy holder, stating he had crashed his Vauxhall Corsa into a parked Range Rover and took full responsibility.
The parked car usually belonged to Motondo, who contacted insurers this time as himself and made a damages claim and one for the cost of a hire vehicle. The City of
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