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Woman Dubbed “Real Life Wedding Crasher” Arrested

(KFSM) — During the first few weeks of October, several brides from LeFlore County to Sebastian County filed police reports after they said gifts had been...

(KFSM) -- During the first few weeks of October, several brides from LeFlore County to Sebastian County filed police reports after they said gifts had been stolen from their weddings.

There were around six brides who all took to Facebook in hopes of finding the culprit. They all discovered the same thing. A picture of a woman one mother of the bride took of an uninvited guest. All of the brides confirmed the woman in the picture, which only showed her from behind, was the uninvited guest at their wedding. Most brides said the woman wore the same outfit to their wedding.

Nathan Asbill is a tribal police officer, and on Oct. 10, his wedding was also robbed.

"One concern was my granny asking me about a gift card and money. She was upset about me not having it because she couldn't find it on the table during the wedding," Asbill said.

Asbill discovered the Facebook communication between the other brides in the area who had dubbed the woman "a real life wedding crasher."

He saw the photo of the woman but needed a photo of her face. He tracked the card his granny had given him and saw it had been used.

"We found out that this person used the card at our local Walmart," said Sallisaw Police Chief Terry Franklin.

Sallisaw police detective Tucker Martens pulled surveillance video from the Walmart cameras an discovered the person who used Asbill's granny's gift card.

"Which was Carrie Ann Armstrong. Once we obtained that information we found a location here in Sallisaw where she lived," said Martens.

The information Asbill collected, the information from Sallisaw's arrest  and information from other brides is now being handed over to investigators in Greenwood and Fort Smith where there may be more charges.

Sallisaw investigators said Armstrong was arrested and charged with credit card fraud.