Bigamy charges filed against Washington state man

Tacoma News TribuneMarch 9, 2012 

Here’s a recipe for trouble:

A woman you left three years ago but remain married to gets a recommendation from Facebook to “friend” a woman she doesn’t know. Unbeknownst to her, you married the mystery woman after changing your name. Wife No. 1 clicks on the link. The mystery woman’s profile photo shows you and her in nice clothes standing next to a wedding cake.

Wife No. 1 then calls your mother.

Oh, boy.

It allegedly happened to a Pierce County corrections officer, who now is on unpaid administrative leave after prosecutors charged him with bigamy Thursday.

Alan L. O’Neill, 41, has been summoned to court March 22 to answer the felony charge.

O’Neill, previously know as Alan Fulk, has worked as a Pierce County corrections officer for five years, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

Efforts to reach him for comment were unsuccessful.

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