The wife of a Millbury, Mass., police officer is accused of faking a robbery and vandalizing the couple’s own home with “Black Lives Matter,” graffiti, CBS Boston reports.
On Oct. 17, Maria Daly reported a burglary at her home, saying that jewelry and money had been stolen. She also reportedly said that her house was tagged with graffiti that read “BLM,” a reference to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Just after she filed the police report, Daly took to social media, saying, “We woke up to not only our house being robbed while we were sleeping, but to see this hatred for no reason.”
Yet, as Maury says, “That turned out to be a lie.”
Millbury Police Chief Donald Desorcy said Friday that investigators determined the entire account was made up.
“Something wasn’t quite right,” said Desorcy. “Basically we came to the conclusion that it was all fabricated,” said Desorcy. “There was no intruder, there was no burglary.”
The chief said that Daly’s husband, Officer Daniel Daly, was not involved.
“She must have tagged the place herself,” one neighbor said to CBS. “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.”
According to 2010 census reports, the town of Millbury is 94 percent white and is a little more than 1 percent African American.
Maria Daly faces charges of filing a false police report and misleading a police investigation.
Read more at CBS Boston.