Are You Really Married?

No Certificate?

Charges have been laid following two unlawful marriages in the Parry Sound area. Police say the two couples used a woman to preside over their marriages in the past year. They exchanged vows and rings but did not receive a marriage certificate. A report was filed from a concerned citizen regarding the certificates whereabouts, alerted authorities to the fact they believed the couples were not legally married. An investigation by the West Parry Sound OPP discovered that a 42 year old Parry Sound woman was not authorized to perform a marriage. As a result she is facing numerous charges. Police are now concerned that there may be other couples that have fallen victim to the accused and they encourage them to contact them or Crimestoppers.