The wife of a Millbury, Massachusetts policeman tagged her home with the letters “BLM” – a reference to Black Lives Matter – and accused the group of robbing her home. However, she made the whole story up.
Maria Daly is the wife of K-9 Officer Daniel Daly. According to CBS Boston, she alerted authorities to a reported theft of money and jewels at their home on Oct. 17. She also claimed vandals spray painted the emblem of BLM on the side of the house.
Soon after, Maria Daly posted about the alleged incident on Facebook.
“We woke up to not only our house being robbed while we were sleeping but to see this hatred for no reason,” she wrote in part on the now inaccessible account.
“If you would of [sic] asked me yesterday about this blue and Black lives matter issue, my response would of [sic] been very positive,” she continued. “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.”
Millbury Police Chief Donald Desorcy told the news station that after further review, investigators learned Maria Daly faked the entire story.
“Something wasn’t quite right,” Desorcy said. “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.”
He told the Boston Herald that Maria Daly admitted she lied about the robbery and vandalization. Initially, she claimed burglars took off with $10,000 in cash and valuables. However, Maria Daly divulged she retrieved the missing items.
Additionally, the newspaper reports Maria Daly is charged with filing a fraudulent police report and lying about a probe. Her husband is not involved with the hoax and has been excused from the case.
Police believe financial woes brought on the filing.