Officials in East Texas say a high school teacher is on paid leave after her arrest earlier this month on a bigamy charge.
A Titus County grand jury indicted Sadonna Beth Parker, 48, on March 2. She was arrested a week later.
Investigators said Parker's alleged marital status was discovered when a Naples woman began divorce proceedings. Her attorney discovered that the woman's husband, Mickael Keefe Stinson, had filed for bankruptcy with Parker listed as his wife.
"Sadonna Parker admitted that one of the reasons her and Mickael got married was because it would be cheaper for them to file bankruptcy jointly instead of separately," sheriff's department investigator Kenneth Wilson told the Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune.
Stinson and Parker told investigators they were married but that each also had another spouse.
Stinson did not immediately return a message. A working number could not be found for Parker. She is not listed as an inmate at the Titus County Jail.
A man who answered the phone last week at the address listed in the arrest warrant told the newspaper that Parker didn't want to talk to the media. "We've hired a lawyer to straighten things out," the man said.
Mount Pleasant schools spokeswoman Judy Saxton said Parker was hired as a high school science teacher in August. Saxton said it is district policy to place an employee facing a felony charge on paid administrative leave.
"This is not related to the school district in any way," Saxton said.