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Bride Elopes With Groom's Nest Egg

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May 26, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

A bride who allegedly left the groom standing at the altar while she fled with $138,000 of his family's money was arrested, a newspaper in Portugal reported.

The newspaper Correio da Manha said the woman left the groom and 150 guests waiting at the Batalha monastery two weeks ago.

The woman allegedly disappeared with about 150,000 euros as well as valuables from his house, the newspaper said.

The newspaper said police arrested her in Lisbon, the capital, on charges of fraud and theft.

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