Other Wife Found on Facebook: Man Charged With Bigamy After Spouses Both Appear as "Friends"

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A Washington man has been charged with bigamy after Facebook revealed he was married to two different women, unbeknownst to either of them.

Guess someone needs to up his privacy settings.

Alan O'Neill, a 41-year-old state corrections officer, married a woman in 2001, separated from her eight years later, changed his name and remarried.

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The two wives revealed O’Neill’s deception when - you guessed it - they both noticed the other one as a “friend” on their husband’s Facebook profile.

"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 said.

O’Neill’s first wife then called and confronted the mother of wife No. 2.

"An hour later the defendant arrived at [the original wife's] apartment, and she asked him several times if they were divorced," court records show.

"The defendant at that point said, 'No, we are still married.'"

With his deception revealed, O’Neill allegedly asked his first wife to not alert authorities to the bigamy, which is illegal under federal and state laws.

However, she went ahead and reported his duplicity.

The accused was previously known as Alan Fulk and currently works as a Pierce County corrections officer, sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said.

He was placed on leave from his job after being charged with bigamy, and officials say O’Neill faces up to a year in jail if convicted of that offense.

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