SHAMOKIN, Pennsylvania — A shady bail bondsman and bounty hunter has been charged with being married to a 43-year-old woman and her 18-year-old daughter at the same time, and covering up that he is a convicted felon so he could carry a gun.
Authorities say they initially caught on to Christopher Hauptmann, 43, of Shamokin, Pennsylvania over the summer when he applied for a concealed weapons permit.
But a background check revealed that his fingerprints matched those of Christopher Buckley, who had spent nine months in prison in New Jersey in the 1990s on a felony narcotics rap.
An investigation discovered that Hauptmann had been carrying a firearm for nearly two years as part of his work running PA Bail and Recovery in Coal Township, which he is not legally allowed to do as a felon.
As prosecutors looked further into Hauptmann’s background , they determined that he had married Shannon Dietrich-Durovik, 43, in November 2015 and then wed her daughter, Kaylee Doruvik, 18, in September 2016.
Court records showed no sign that Hauptmann had ever divorced the mother and she told cops that she was still married to him, meaning he was a bigamist.
Hauptmann was arrested on Tuesday and charged with four felony firearms possession violations as well as a count of bigamy. He was held on $300,000 bond.
Northumberland County District Attorney Anthony Matulewicz says the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected to be filed.