BBC Rogue Traders' Dan Penteado hands himself into police over fraud allegations
PUBLISHED June 15, 2012
Penteado, who chases down bogus workmen with presenter Matt Allwright on the Rogue Traders part of the show, is accused of pocketing more than £24,000 of government payouts he wasn't entitled to while he worked for the BBC.
Dorset police applied for an arrest warrant at Bournemouth Magistrates' Court earlier this week after Penteado, 40, failed to respond to letters of enquiry sent to him by Bournemouth Borough Council.
He was sent a court summons to appear before Bournemouth Magistrates' Court on Wednesday to answer several charges of fraud.
But he failed to show up and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Yesterday Dorset police today confirmed they were making enquiries to trace Penteado so they could arrest him.
But last night Penteado handed himself into the police and insisted it had been a 'misunderstanding.'