Fla. Woman Gets Opposite of Cold Feet

Ten-time bride catches bouquet of legal trouble for immigration scam
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 17, 2007 12:01 PM CST
Fla. Woman Gets Opposite of Cold Feet
26-year-old Eunice Lopez is facing bigamy charges for at least ten marriages.   (Shutterstock.com)

(Newser) – A south Florida woman who married at least 10 men between 2002 and 2006 has been charged with bigamy, the Miami Herald reports. Eunice Lopez, a Cuban immigrant and legal US resident, likely tied the knot(s) for money, officials say—none of her "husbands" had legal status. She's also suspected of pressing the men for cash after the ceremonies were over.

"We can only assume that she did it for the money, but this is still an open investigation," said a state attorney's office spokeswoman. The consequences for the men are unclear, and they've been difficult to track down, apparently fearing detention or deportation. As for the alleged misdeed that put an end to her nuptial spree, it wasn't letting a groom see her in her wedding dress, but drinking beer in an open square. (Read more immigration stories.)

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