Wife of Seattle Mariners’ Outfielder Allegedly Charged $180,000 on Teammate’s Debit Card
Credit and debit card fraud can hit even the rich and famous.
The wife of a part-time Seattle Mariners outfielder allegedly used the debit card of his star teammate’s wife to charge almost $180,000 from the online store of Saks Fifth Avenue.
Maria Peguero, the wife of Carlos Peguero and daughter of the late Cincinnati pitcher Pedro Borbon, used the debit card of former Cy Young award winner Felix Hernandez’s wife to make over 60 purchases, according to a report in the Seattle Times.
Peguero pleaded not guilty and is free on bond but faces three counts of wire fraud. This could result in 20 years in jail.
The purchases were made in 2012 between June 26 and October 9 and were shipped to Peguero’s apartment. Authorities began investigating the purchases because the billing and shipping addresses were different.
Carlos Peguero played in two games for the Mariners in 2013, spending most of his time with their Triple A team in Tacoma. Felix Hernandez won the Cy Young award in 2010.