The wife of a Massachusetts police officer allegedly faked a robbery and blamed the crime on Black Lives Matter activists, according to reports.
Maria Daly, of Millbury, is charged with filing a false police report and misleading a police investigation after allegedly making up the burglary on Oct 17.
Police said Daly told them that her house was robbed of $10,000 worth of stuff, including jewelry and cash, and that the burglars spray-painted her home with the letters “BLM.”
Officials said they knew from the start something wasn't adding up.
“Something wasn’t quite right,” Millbury Police Chief Donald Desorcy told CBS Boston. “I think that was pretty obvious and as a result of that investigation, the officers did their due diligence and followed through with the investigation that we had."
Daly allegedly vandalized her own home and then falsely reported it to police.
“We woke up to not only our house being robbed while we were sleeping but to see this hatred for no reason,” Daly wrote on Facebook of the “crime. “If you would have asked me yesterday about this blue lives and black lives matter issue my response would have been very positive. Today on the other hand I have so much anger and hate that I don’t like myself.”
After an invesatigation police said they came to the conclusion it was all fabricated, possibly due to financial problems.
“There was no intruder, there was no burglary," said Desorcy.
Daly’s husband was not involved the crime, according to the police.