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Facebook Photo Felonies: One Wife, Two Wife, Three Wife, Caught!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bail Bonds and bigamyBefore Facebook was created, we can only assume that people probably took fewer photos than they do now.  We can also assume that since Facebook was created, more photos have been shared with other people than ever before.  When we grew up, if your family wanted to share photos (or as we called them, 35mm slides), you invited a bunch of friends and family over to your house for a barbeque or something and then when they least expected it (or had a few too many drinks) you ushered them into the living room to watch a slide show.

Today, the concept of sharing pictures is much different.  It occurs almost instantaneously with people taking pictures and posting them immediately on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ etc.  Call it a world of voyeurs that want to look at photos of other people or call it world of excessive vanity with people wanting to show off and share every moment with the masses (no matter how intimate or mundane those moments might be) but the world of photos and memories has been forever changed. 

All that being said, with so much sharing going on, it is only a matter of time before the wrong photo gets shared.  Just ask a man from Manchester who posted his wedding photos online for others to see.  While this seems perfectly normal for most, it wasn’t for this man.  The wedding photos that were posted were of his second marriage….okay, that still seems legit….but here comes the kicker, the person that ultimately saw the wedding photos was his first wife, who he still happened to be married to.  The man was arrested and charged with bigamy.  He is currently out on bail but will be sentenced in August. 

So next time you decide to post a picture online, go through the easy checklist.  First, am I doing anything illegal?  Second, am I doing anything embarrassing?  Third, am I doing something that I don’t want people (like my employer or wife/husband) seeing?  Last, isn’t there something else I could be doing with my life other than posting pictures on Facebook.  If you are able to answer all these questions with a resounding “no”, than feel free to post away.  Read the original story below.

Original article: A BIGAMIST hubby was facing jail last night after a court heard how he was caught on Facebook.

Written by: Eric Granof