The wife of Seattle Mariners outfielder Carlos Peguero is facing federal wire-fraud charges for allegedly making nearly $180,000 in purchases using a debit card belonging to the wife of Mariners star pitcher Felix Hernandez, The Seattle Times reports, citing court documents and sources.
According to the report, Maria Jacqueline Peguero faces charges in the U.S. District Court in Tacoma of three counts of wire fraud, which could possibly cost her up to 20 years in prison. The report also said Maria Peguero is free on bond after pleading not guilty to the charges.
The charges, according to The Times, allege that Maria Peguero used a debit card belonging to Sandra Hernandez to purchase merchandise from Saks Fifth Avenue between June 26, 2012 and Oct. 9, 2012. The charges were filed by the U.S. Secret Service on Oct. 1. The Secret Service oversees the federal cybercrime task force.
While the complaint does not identify Hernandez or his wife by name, the Times says an annonymous source familiar with the investigation confirmed their identities.
Posted: October 19, 2013 at 05:55 AM | 16 comment(s)
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