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Saturday, October 19, 2013

King Felix’s queen ripped off by teammate’s wife?

Drop the Baileys, Jack Bailey…and get down here to make your pick!

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.

Repoz Posted: October 19, 2013 at 06:55 AM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The_Ex Posted: October 19, 2013 at 08:48 AM (#4577828)
Breaking news: Mariners make Puguero available in trade talks
   2. Publius Publicola Posted: October 19, 2013 at 08:52 AM (#4577829)
More like "Mariners release Carlos Pequero".
   3. Drexl Spivey Posted: October 19, 2013 at 09:03 AM (#4577833)
From the article:

Maria Peguero, according to the Times, is the youngest daughter of late major league relief pitcher Pedro Borbon.
   4. Swoboda is freedom Posted: October 19, 2013 at 09:09 AM (#4577836)
Sparky Anderson thinks that Maria Peguero is the greatest thief in the world.
   5. Drexl Spivey Posted: October 19, 2013 at 09:17 AM (#4577839)
From the Seattle Times article:

According to the complaint, the purchases went on for more than three months, during which time Peguero contacted Sandra Hernandez to ask if she ever reviewed her debit-card statements. Hernandez told Peguero “that she did not usually review the bills because their finances were managed by a third party,” according to the complaint.

Carlos Peguero told investigators that he was unaware of his wife’s alleged purchases, the documents say.

The documents say Maria Peguero was arrested in 2010 by police in Edinburg, Texas, for allegedly shoplifting a number of items from a local TJ Maxx store. By agreement, the government and Peguero’s attorney have waived her right to a speedy trial in the current case. U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Strombom gave the government until Dec. 30 to seek an indictment by the grand jury.

   6. spike Posted: October 19, 2013 at 10:01 AM (#4577850)
Guess the missus doesn't hold runners very well.
   7. The District Attorney Posted: October 19, 2013 at 10:44 AM (#4577862)
Pinch-buying for the daughter of Pedro Borbon... Sandra Hernandez. Hernandez.
   8. esseff Posted: October 19, 2013 at 12:39 PM (#4577906)
Could be a few awkward moments at the next team picnic.
   9. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: October 19, 2013 at 12:55 PM (#4577917)
Could be worse. At least she didn't steal a baby, like Tabata's ex-wife.
   10. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: October 19, 2013 at 12:56 PM (#4577919)
Carlos Peguero has attempted to steal twice, and been caught once.

I don't know how many times Maria Peguero has attempted to steal, but she's been caught stealing at least twice.

I understand that, in both cases, we are dealing with a small sample size. Unfortunately for both Carlos and Maria, I'm not sure either is going to get many more attempts.
   11. Guapo Posted: October 19, 2013 at 03:14 PM (#4577966)
If her and Carlos split up over this, somebody should set her up with Ruben Rivera.
   12. The Ghost of Sox Fans Past Posted: October 19, 2013 at 05:08 PM (#4578019)
Peguero got a lot of time with the big league team for a couple years, which was a little puzzling to me. He was a swing-and-miss machine, although he did have power and surprising speed as well. He was out of favor this year, though, despite the outfield woes the Mariners suffered. So maybe these allegations had something to do with it.
   13. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: October 19, 2013 at 06:34 PM (#4578048)
T.J. Maxx has stuff worth stealing?
   14. Pirate Joe Posted: October 20, 2013 at 12:31 AM (#4578636)
T.J. Maxx has stuff worth stealing?

She was just taking their old slogan to heart. She got the Maxx for the minimum.

   15. JE (Jason) Posted: October 20, 2013 at 01:05 AM (#4578661)
It doesn't get more awkward than this.
   16. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 21, 2013 at 11:00 PM (#4580069)
Felix should damn well fire his financial adviser if he's got $180k sitting on a debit card.

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