Beauty mogul Cassandra House accused of attempted fraud over $1million Airbnb insurance claim

Vegan beauty mogul is accused of fraud after ‘claiming an Airbnb guest who trashed her beachfront home and stole designer clothes and jewellery left her with a $1MILLION damage bill’

  • Beauty businesswoman allegedly made a false insurance claim against Airbnb
  • Cassandra House, 35, claimed guest stole designer clothes and trashed her unit
  • High-ranking marketing guru said she also lost champagne and a silver banana
  • Also claimed for $10,000 worth of luxury jewellery from Gold Coast apartment 
  • She was charged with one count of attempted fraud to face court next month

Vegan beauty magnate Cassandra House (pictured) has been accused of attempted fraud after allegedly lodging a false insurance claim to Airbnb for $1million

Vegan beauty magnate Cassandra House (pictured) has been accused of attempted fraud after allegedly lodging a false insurance claim to Airbnb for $1million

A vegan beauty magnate has been charged with attempted fraud after allegedly inflating an insurance claim with Airbnb after a guest trashed her luxury apartment and stole jewellery, $40,000 worth of designer dresses and 18 pairs of shoes from Gucci and Chanel. 

Cassandra House, 35, will front court next month after allegedly lodging a false insurance claim against the online rental giant for $1million. 

House previously claimed in a lawsuit filed against the accommodation provider’s insurers that the guest at her Gold Coast beachfront home destroyed her luxury Kruger pans and kitchen pots worth more than $1,300.

Ms House – a high-ranking consultant with multi-level marketing giant Arbonne – also claimed the guest stole a $50 silver banana and a $279 bottle of Dom Perignon champagne.

She was charged with one count of attempted fraud earlier this month to appear in Southport Magistrates Court in December, the Gold Coast Bulletin reports. 

In a previous court filing, Ms House claimed the guest destroyed her luxury Kruger pans and kitchen pots worth more than $1,300

In a previous court filing, Ms House claimed the guest destroyed her luxury Kruger pans and kitchen pots worth more than $1,300

The successful consultant with multi-level marketing company Arbonne said a $50 silver banana she alleged was stolen from her matched the 'apple decor' of her two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment (pictured) on Main Beach on the Gold Coast

The successful consultant with multi-level marketing company Arbonne said a $50 silver banana she alleged was stolen from her matched the ‘apple decor’ of her two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment (pictured) on Main Beach on the Gold Coast

Damages were filed after the guest stayed at her apartment on Southport’s Main Beach between April 1 and April 5 in 2018.  

The motivational speaker said in her filing the stolen banana matched the ‘apple decor’ of her two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment – which is available to rent for $700 per week.

Other six-figure valuations in the long list of claims include $10,000 worth of Swarovski jewellery,  $25,000 worth of Tiffany and Co ‘diamond gifts’ from Arbonne and $55,000 in engagement presents.

Police will allege House submitted several insurance claims to Airbnb but the goods claimed to be stolen were overvalued. 

The guest was reportedly charged with theft, according to the Gold Coast Bulletin. 

Ms House is a high-ranking consultant with multi-level skincare marketing giant Arbonne

Ms House is a high-ranking consultant with multi-level skincare marketing giant Arbonne

Ms House's business profile boasts that after nine months of working in network marketing she owned her own Mercedes Benz car

Ms House’s business profile boasts that after nine months of working in network marketing she owned her own Mercedes Benz car

Pictured: The bathroom in the apartment - which was allegedly subsequently trashed - which is available to rent for $700

Pictured: The bathroom in the apartment – which was

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15 North American Airbnb Ideas for the Ultimate Small Wedding

Choosing a home rental over a hotel is for the jet-setter who’s not afraid to travel the long way, exploring a destination from a locals’ point of view. As such, hosting your wedding at an Airbnb can showcase your sense of adventure. We will travel again, but you don’t have to leave the country to find your next otherworldly experience—and do so safely, with COVID-19 precautions in mind even once travel becomes more feasible.

Choosing one of these rentals for your big day will prove that wanderlust isn’t always so far-flung, and weddings are no less special with a small guest list. Here, we’ve gathered 15 Airbnbs that are perfect for your destination wedding, stateside and nearby. From a penthouse in Chicago to an ocean-front retreat in the Caribbean, small weddings at these homes promise to be intimate, cost-effective, and safe for celebrating your nuptials once your nearest and dearest have isolated, been tested, and are ready to celebrate alongside you.

A few tips for throwing your wedding at a rental property:

  • Ensure the state you are planning on visiting has been green-lit for travel by the CDC. Understand the state’s paperwork, testing, and policies before you schedule any event, site-visit, or book any travel.
  • Don’t forget to ask questions—your host (as well as your planner and designer) will likely have excellent recommendations for local caterers, floral designers, musicians, and more.
  • Consult a seasoned wedding planner. A home rental comes with protocol, policies, and rules that need to be followed—and you’ll want an advocate in the planning process.
  • Before booking, let your host know you’re planning a wedding. They’ll likely be extra accommodating when it comes to production on-the-ground and share extra intel you’ll need to know pre-booking to avoid added costs.

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Police shut down wedding and Airbnb house party in ‘blatant’ breach of COVID regulations

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Police shut down a wedding party in Old Kent Road, south-east London (Picture: Getty)

Police have shut down a wedding attended by more than 200 guests and a separate Airbnb house party that were both found to be in flagrant breach of coronavirus restrictions.

Officers were first called to a venue on Old Kent Road in south-east London last Sunday night by residents who feared the address was being burgled.

It turned out a wedding party was being held and it appeared those attending the ceremony had closed the shutters at the front of the venue in an attempt to mask the celebration.

The event was dispersed and two of the guests were advised that they had been reported for consideration of a fixed penalty notice.

Low Angle View Of Disco Ball Hanging In Illuminated Room
Someone held an Airbnb house party in Manchester (Picture: Getty)

Detective Superintendent Nicky Arrowsmith, said: “This event was a blatant breach of the regulations and could have been a breeding ground for transmitting the virus.

“There were over 200 people inside, no social distancing and indeed no attempts to make the venue Covid secure, in line with the Government guidelines.

Another person was slapped with a £10,000 fine after officers crashed a party at an Airbnb attended by more than 50 people which included bouncers, DJs, and a buffet.

Police were called to reports of a party at a flat in the Angel Meadows area of Manchester at around 11.20pm on Friday.

The organiser was handed a fine for the breach of coronavirus legislation – one of the first issued since Tier 3 restrictions were introduced.

Assistant Chief Constable Mabs Hussain, of Greater Manchester Police, added: “This party was a blatant disregard of the rules and for public health.

“It is totally unacceptable in the current crisis the whole world is facing and is not what we want our officers to be spending their time doing.

Manchester went into the nation’s highest alert level at midnight on Friday.

In Greater Manchester, infection rates are among the highest in the country.

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