Stefan Kemalov, who earned notoriety as one of the roommates on the Bulgarian TV series "Big Brother," reportedly was arrested on forgery charges.

Authorities said the "Big Brother" star was among five people arrested last week and charged with creating counterfeit driver's licenses, diplomas, vignette tickets and identity cards, the Sofia news agency reported Saturday.

The five suspects were arrested Friday during a raid in the Bulgarian city of Kazanlak, ending a two-part police investigation into a counterfeiting ring.

After gaining popularity on the famous TV series, which has numerous editions taking place in countries worldwide, Kemalov unsuccessfully attempted to enter into the world of Bulgarian politics.

The news agency said Kemalov had belonged to the National Movement for Stability and Progress, as well as to the Free Bulgaria formation and Euroroma.