Telecoms chief executive in court on charge of attempted fraud

A JERSEY businessman has appeared in court charged with attempting to defraud an insurance company.

Gary Whipp entering the Magistrate's Court on Monday. Picture: ROB CURRIE. (30283183)
Gary Whipp entering the Magistrate's Court on Monday. Picture: ROB CURRIE. (30283183)

Gary Whipp (58), chief executive of telecoms firm Newtel, appeared in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday [23 February] alongside a colleague, Sabri Mokrani (41).

They are accused of trying to defraud Allianz Insurance following a collision involving a company vehicle last year.

Mr Whipp, a former director of Jersey Post, is a well-known figure in Jersey’s business community.

In 2011 he was one of the founders of Jigsaw Online Services, which enabled customers in Jersey to buy products from online retailers VAT-free.

He is also behind the freight forwarding service Ship2me and the mobile phone business me:mo.

Advocate James Bell, defending Mr Whipp, and Advocate Mike Preston, defending Mr Mokrani, said they had not received all the relevant case papers, and Relief Magistrate Michael O’Connor agreed to adjourn the case until 9 March.

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