Transcript for MLB Outfielder's Wife Accused of Fraud
Now to the debit card scam involving the wives of two major league teammates. Maria has been charged with taking nearly $200,000 from the wife of fe likes hernandez. That thing is caught! Reporter: While seattle mariners struggling outfielder carlos peguero was doing his best to stay in the major lesion, his wife was involved in major crime. Maria peguero is facing federal wire fraud charges. This was not just any player's stolen debit card. The victim is not named in documents. But the seattle times reports she was taking advantage of felix hernandez. Wealthy people are vulnerable. In this case, a third party reviewed the bills and paid them. So, the victims didn't know this was occurring until after the fact. Reporter: Secret service agents said the two players' wooi wives had become friends. And px eguero stole the debit card number while helping hernandez's wife shop online. The u.S. Secret service uncovered $179,000 of online purchases from saks fifth avenue. Including this $1700 gucci purse. You love this type of evidence. You post your picture online in the clothes you fraudulently obtained. Reporter: She's pleaded not guilty in the current case. The victims who earn more than $1 million a month, didn't even notice the huge buying binge. It was the credit card company that tipped them off. For "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle.
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