Bride Behind Bars

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 10:05am

Woman arrested moments after her wedding is back behind bars.

The woman made famous earlier this week after being arrested moments after her wedding is back behind bars.

The new Mrs. Callaghan was not wearing her wedding dress or veil for her video arraignment in Michigan's Jackson County District Court Wednesday.

"Count three alleges, you used the personal identification of a person to obtain a Bank of America Card," the judge said as he read Callaghan the charges.

In total, there are three fraud charges against Tammy Lee Hinton Callaghan, stemming from 2009 felony warrants for allegedly stealing someone else's identity to get telephone service, pay a consumer's energy bill and to obtain a credit card.

It all started on Saturday when Blackman Township Public Safety allowed Tammy Lee Hinton get married, even take a few photos before taking her into custody.

But this is the only wedding photo everyone seems to be focusing on, her mug shot, still wearing her wedding white.

"I thought it was quite funny," Norine Plumb, a Jackson resident said. "I mean they took her back into custody."

"She didn't smile as big as she would have in her wedding photos, I bet," Joan Cummings, another resident, said.

The 50-year-old had been alluding police for three years, an anonymous tip led them to her wedding Saturday and when she didn't show up for her first arraignment Monday, they went to Allegiance Health Tuesday to re-arrest her.

"She's just not a good person," Racille Chropowicz said.

Chropowicz said Tammy married her dad Roger Hinton -- 28 years her senior - more than a decade ago, and manipulated him throughout their marriage.

"My dad had check card fraud charges against him after his death," she said. "My dad never wrote a check before in his life."

She said Callaghan did it with her two other ex- husbands, and probably planned to with her brand new one, but Chropowicz said the victim in these cases is Callaghan's own son.

"She would have done so when he was a small boy, wasn't even old enough," Chropowicz said. "He only found out when he grew up and went to buy a house."

Bail was set for $100,000.

According to Chropowicz, Tammy's new husband - John Callaghan -- plans to file for divorce.
 

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