According to a report at Patch.com, a Minnesota man faces several counts of wire fraud after he allegedly vandalized and burned his own property and then blamed it on left wing activists with Black Lives Matter activists and “Antifa.”
Denis V. Molla, 29, a very vocal supporter of former President Donald Trump has been charged with two counts of wire fraud in federal court after he lied about being attacked by anti-Trump vandals, according investigators.
The report continues:
“On Sept. 23, 2020, Molla falsely reported to law enforcement that someone else had lit his camper on fire, authorities said. Molla reported that his garage door was vandalized with spray-painted graffiti stating, ‘Biden 2020,’ ‘BLM,’ and an Antifa symbol, according to investigators. Molla also that his camper was targeted because it had a Trump 2020 flag displayed on it, authorities said.”
The report continues by explaining that Molla committed both the arson and the vandalism himself and then made insurance claims worth up to $300,000 for the property he destroyed. $61,000 of that was actually paid out by his insurance company after he threatened to sue them.
In addition, Molla received around $17,000 in GoFundMe donations.
Former President Trump repeatedly went after Black Lives Matter activists in the wake of the George Floyd murder and ensuing protests/riots, calling them violent and dangerous. He even once threatened the BLM demonstrators on Twitter, writing “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
Trump supporters trying to blame political opponents for their own vandalism and destruction is nothing new either. MAGA fan Stephen Marks of Connecticut, was charged in 2017 with criminal mischief after he wrote “Kill Trump,” “Left is the best,” “Bernie Sanders 2020” and “Death to Trump” on school playground equipment, thinking liberals would be blamed.