Man arrested for bigamy after wife finds out about other woman

Posted at 9:49 AM, Oct 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-03 11:49:27-04

UNION, S.C. – A South Carolina man is accused of bigamy after deputies say his second wife discovered that he had married a third time.

Deputies say they received a call from a woman claiming to be John Shiffner’s wife.

The woman told authorities that she married Shiffner and they lived together in Alabama.

According to the report, Shiffner had since married another woman in Union County.

Deputies say they checked court records and learned that he had married his wife before getting divorced.

Then, he married his second wife, followed by a third woman.

However, there were no divorce records listed for the second relationship.

Deputies say they are not aware of any additional wives.

Shiffner was arrested and charged with bigamy.