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Maria Daly, the wife of police officer Daniel Daly (both pictured), admitted to staging a robbery and vandalizing her home to make it look like Black Lives Matter supporters were involved
Daly reported a burglary at the couple's Millbury, Massachusetts home (pictured) last week, telling police $10,000 worth of jewelry and money had been stolen
But Millbury Police Chief Donald Desorcy said there was something about the story that didn't feel 'quite right'.
'I think that was pretty obvious,' he told CBS Boston.
'We came to the conclusion that it was all fabricated. There was no intruder, there was no burglary.'
Spray-painted on the outside of the house were the letters 'BLM', a popular acronym for the Black Lives Matter movement
Desorcy said Daly, the wife of Millbury K-9 officer Daniel Daly, has since admitted the entire robbery was a hoax and that her valuables had been recovered.
After she filed a police report on October 17, Daly told friends on social media about the alleged burglary.
'We woke up to not only our house being robbed while we were sleeping, but to see this hatred for no reason,' she wrote.
Desorcy said he believes the couple's financial troubles were the motivation behind the hoax.
'I have empathy for the family and for the defendant as well,' he told the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
'I'm very familiar with her and it's an unfortunate set of circumstances that have taken place.'
Daly has been charged with filing a false police report and misleading a police investigation.
The chief said there was no evidence that Maria's husband was involved in the hoax and he will not face charges in connection with the incident.
The chief said there was no evidence that Maria's husband (pictured), a K-9 officer, was involved in the hoax and he will not face charges in connection with the incident