Bigamy Ratted Out by Facebook

By Deane Barker on March 11, 2012

Washington woman finds husband’s other wife on Facebook: Worse than the legal punishment would be the sheer embarrassment of letting this happen.

Alan L. O’Neill married a woman in 2001, moved out in 2009, changed his name and remarried without divorcing her. The first wife first noticed O’Neill had moved on to another woman when Facebook suggested the friendship connection to wife No. 2 under the “People You May Know” feature.

“Wife No. 1 went to wife No. 2’s page and saw a picture of her and her husband with a wedding cake,” Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist told the Associated Press.