Woman arrested mid-vows for providing false identification on utility bills
Jul 28, 2011 Brian Bradley
Thanks to an anonymous tip, Tammy Lee Hinton went from saying "I do" to "I'd like to speak to my lawyer."The Port Richey, Florida, native was in the middle of her wedding vows when police arrived to arrest her after it was learned that she had charged approximately $3,000 in utility bills through false identity authentication under her son Wesley's name, the St. Petersburg Times reports. "I don't see how a mother can do that to her own son," Wesley's stepmother told the news source. "Wesley is a wonderful child. He's financially making it in this economy with his girlfriend, and they're in the process of buying a house." Knauf, then 17, found out about the outstanding debt when he attempted to apply for a credit card but was denied. His mother had been compiling bills under his name since 2009. MSNBC reports that Hinton was allowed to finish her ceremony before being driven to jail. She chose to remain in her wedding dress and veil, even though she was given the opportunity to change. She posted $5,000 bail and was allowed to return to her after-party.