Things just got very awkward in the Mariners locker room.
The wife of Mariners outfielder Carlos Peguero, Maria Peguero, has been charged of wire fraud after stealing the debit card of Felix Hernandez’s wife and charging up to $180,000 in online shopping purchases.
The Seattle Times reports:
Maria Jacqueline Peguero is charged in U.S. District Court in Tacoma with three counts of wire fraud, which carries a possible penalty of up to 20 years in prison.
Maria Peguero has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is free on bond and under the supervision of federal community Pre-Trial Services, according to the court docket.
The charges were filed by the U.S. Secret Service on Oct. 1 and allege that Maria Peguero used a debit card belonging to Sandra Hernandez to have nearly $180,000 in merchandise from Saks Fifth Avenue delivered to her Fife apartment between June 26, 2012 and Oct. 9, 2012.
Peguero’s wife allegedly made over 60 transactions–how could she not expect to be caught? Back in 2010 Peguero was arrested for shoplifting a TJ Maxx.
The email address ‘[email protected]’ was used when purchasing the goods, which was then linked back to her twitter account which featured photos of Peguero wearing some of the goods purchased with the stolen card.
The way Peguero got a hold of the card is pretty loathsome. Maria had spent a few days at the Hernandez home while Felix was gone and the two did some online shopping. Because Sandra Hernandez doesn’t speak fluent English Maria helped her ‘friend’ make the purchases.
Carlos Peguero says he was unaware of his wife’s actions. Do you believe him?