The wife of a Massachusetts cop is facing charges for filing a false police report after she concocted a story about thieves ransacking her home, stealing $10,000 in jewelry and then spray-painting her house with Black Lives Matter to pin it on black people.
Maria Daly, wife of Millbury K-9 cop Daniel Daly, took to social media about her dreamt-up victimization after she filed a police report on October 17.
“We woke up to not only our house being robbed while we were sleeping, but to see this hatred for no reason,” she posted, according to the Boston Herald.
“If you would of [sic] asked me yesterday about this blue lives and black lives matter issue my response would of [sic] been very positive [sic],” the now private Facebook account alleged. “Today on the other hand I have so much anger and hate that I don’t like myself. This is what we have to deal with these days and it makes me sick that this is what was on the side of my house.”
Millbury Police Chief Donald Desourcy told the Herald that Daly called police to report an early morning break-in October 17, claiming someone had made off with thousands of dollars worth of valuables and spray-painting “BLM” on the outside of her house.
But Chief Desourcy stated that as the investigation unfolded, something didn’t feel “quite right” and Daly ended up admitting she fabricated the whole thing, telling the officers her valuables had already been recovered.
“It was pretty obvious. The officers did their due diligence and followed through with the investigation that we had,” he told CBS Boston. “We came to the conclusion it was all fabricated. There was no intruder, there was no burglary.”
The chief said the hoax was likely motivated by the couple’s financial troubles and that he has empathy for the family.
“I’m very familiar with her and it’s an unfortunate set of circumstances that have taken place.”
Daly’s neighbors said it wasn’t a very smart thing to do for a woman who is married to a cop.
“She must have tagged the place herself,” said one neighbor.
“I don’t know why you’d do that, if you’re gonna stage a robbery, I mean really come on, you’re a cop’s wife. You should know better.”
In addition to charges for filing a false police report, Daly also faces a charge for misleading a police investigation. Her cases will be heard at Worcester District Court after she is summoned.
Daly’s husband, Daniel Daly was not involved or charged in relation to the hoax, according to police.