Indianapolis TV station Fox 59 reports a local woman is claiming that a credit card fraud allegation against her is the result of her being outed as the mistress of Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne.
(Woman has photos, receipts related to trysts with the married Wayne)
Recently 15 FBI agents raided 26 year-old Natasha McKenzie’s home, taking many of her belongings after she was suspected of stealing Wayne’s Huntington Bank debit card and charging nearly $100,000 on it.
The raid was spurred by a police report filed by Wayne last month:
A police report filed in April said Wayne was contacted by a department store about an attempted transaction and he learned that up to 333 charges had been made on the account since September.
The report said Wayne didn’t know how the woman got the number.
McKenzie told Fox 59 she was blindsided by the raid, saying, “Reggie gave me all of his credit card information I still have a record of everything he gave me.“
Statements show from December 2009 to April 2010, McKenzie used the card to pay her phone, insurance and cable bills, trips to Wal-Mart and groceries. She also purchased several plane tickets, Carnival Cruise tickets and hotel rooms — all used, she says, for the couple’s romantic get-a-ways.
McKenzie says Wayne is acting like he’s never met her, but McKenzie and her attorney say they have proof.
“We have evidence. There’s text messages and photos and of course ’she’ doesn’t want to release those at this time,” said McKenzie’s attorney P. Lynn Bibbs.
McKenzie is not currently in custody or charged with a crime, but her attorney told Fox 59 that, “detectives plan on issuing a warrant for her arrest.”
McKenzie: “Everybody is on his side. I’m in Indianapolis. He’s Reggie Wayne.”
While some may interpret McKenzie going public with an attorney as an extortion plot, the fact remains that her home was raided by the FBI - which required a search warrant after serious accusation by Wayne.
By reporting $100,000 in stolen debit card charges, Wayne took a drastic step against McKenzie. A step that he may seriously regret if she does indeed posess verifiable evidence that many of those purchases were material to an extramarital affair. (Along with accompanying communications and photos of the two together.)
That said, one wonders why McKenzie didn’t present such evidence to local authorities immediately after the initial FBI raid, rather than first presenting it to the media.
Wayne, who was married last summer, may be a local celebrity but if McKenzie does have hard evidence that some of those purchases were for his benefit - along with other evidence that the two had a relationship - I don’t think it’s unreasonable to think there’s no judge in the country who would grant such drastic legal recourse against her.