Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Des Moines Woman Charged With Bigamy

A woman from Des Moines, Iowa, has been arrested and charged with bigamy after her new husband complained to Polk County officials that his new bride was already married to somebody else:
Maxie Smith told police he married Christie Lea Thomas on May 28 at the Polk County Courthouse. He later found out Thomas was already married to another man. Smith told police he was attempting to kick Thomas out of his house for using drugs. According to police, Smith said the witness to their wedding also knew Thomas was already married.
Bigamy is a serious misdemeanor. If convicted, Thomas faces a fine of between $350-1,800 and up to one year in prison.

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