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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 from a TJ Maxx store.
By agreement, the government and Peguero’s attorney have waived her right to a speedy trial in the current case. Judge Strombom gave the government until Dec. 30 to seek an indictment by the grand jury.
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