Woman Held In Fraud Case Involving Colts' Wayne
Receiver Reports Fraudulent Purchases
Last Updated: 1082 days ago
A woman turned herself in Monday morning on felony charges of theft and fraud involving more than $93,000 in purchases on a debit card that belongs to Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne.Natasha McKenzie, 26, surrendered just after 9 a.m. on Monday, according to the Marion County Prosecutor's Office.Indianapolis police said that Wayne contacted them in April after he learned that 333 transactions had been made on his debit card, totaling $93,877.72.Wayne told police that McKenzie was an ex-girlfriend but that he wasn't sure how she obtained the number.The card purchases included college tuition, hotels, tickets to Colts games, concerts and WWE tickets, along with the payment of day care center and cell phone bills, along with numerous PayPal money transfers, police said.Investigators determined that McKenzie also used the card in a money-making scheme in which she offered to pay the bills of friends in exchange for 50 percent of the cost, plus $10.McKenzie's hairdresser told police that she bought a TV, had day care center and cell phone bills paid by allowing McKenzie to take care of the bills for half the cost, plus the $10 fee.Police said that McKenzie told them she obtained Wayne's credit card number when he bought a plane ticket for her and told her to "take care of what you need to take care of."McKenzie told police that Wayne was aware she was using the card.When questioned about the purchases, McKenzie told police, "You ain't (expletive) me for free.""When you got money like Reggie, it doesn't matter," McKenzie told investigators, according to a police report.When questioned about purchases that were made by other people, McKenzie told police, "I just help people," the police report indicated.