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Officer’s wife accused of falsely claiming home was vandalized with ‘BLM’ initials

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The wife of a Millbury police officer is facing charges after falsely claiming their home was robbed and vandalized with the initials "BLM," which are commonly associated with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Maria Daly made the alleged false report on Oct. 17, Interim Police Chief Donald Desorcy said.

On Tuesday, she admitted to fabricating the report to detectives, and also admitted to spray painting "BLM" on her home's exterior, Desorcy said.

"The motive behind this incident was financial difficulties," Desorcy said in an e-mail to the Globe.

She is the wife of Officer Daniel Daly.

Maria Daly will be charged with filing a false police report and misleading a police investigation. Her husband is not facing charges, Desorcy said.

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A court date hasn't been set, according to Desorcy.


Martha Schick can be reached at martha.schick@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @MarthaSchick.