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Wife of Mariner Peguero accused of wire fraud

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The wife of Seattle Mariners outfielder Carlos Peguero was arrested and charged with three counts of wire fraud earlier this month, according to the Seattle Times.

Maria Peguero is accused of making $180,000 in unauthorized purchases with a debit card that belonged to the wife of Mariners ace Felix Hernandez.

A U.S Secret Service agent said Peguero made 60 unauthorized purchases in 2012 from upscale retailer Saks Fifth Avenue.

She was arrested but is free on bond.

The court complaint only lists one of the victims as a co-worker of Carlos Peguero, but a source identified Felix and Sandra Fernandez to the Seattle Times.

Peguero, 26, appeared in two games this season for Seattle and most of the season with Class AAA Tacoma.

Hernandez, the 2010 AL Cy Young Award winner, went 12-10 with a 3.04 ERA this season. He signed a seven-year, $175 million deal in February.

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