The husband of a cheating police officer hacked into her phone and framed her ex-lover for revenge porn.
Constable Nicole Boyd had an affair with Senior Constable Kevin Riboldi for three months after she started working at Wyong Police Station in 2018.
But her husband Matthew Boyd discovered their secret conversations by hacking into her SnapChat, prompting the cops to end their affair in December, 2018.
Boyd also downloaded ‘intimate videos’ of the pair and sent a screenshot to his wife while pretending to be Mr Ribolid, prompting his wife to take out an AVO against her former lover.
But police eventually traced the email to Boyd and charged him with eight offences.
He pleaded guilty to four of those offences at Wyong Local Court this week, according to The Daily Telegraph.
Matthew and Nicole Boyd with their young daughter. Mrs Boyd has an affair with her police colleague Kevin Riboldi for three months after she started working at Wyong Police Station in 2018
During her affair, Mrs Boyd and Mr Riboldi sent each other messages, videos and photos on Snapchat, WhatsApp and Keepsafe, according to an agreed statement of facts shown in court.
The statement also detailed how the pair consensually recorded two ‘intimate videos’ together in the spare room of the Boyd house on November 27, 2018.
But Boyd found out about his wife’s affair by hacking into her Snapchat account to read her private conversations with Mr Riboldi.
Mr Riboldi woke up on December 26, 2018 to find that Mrs Boyd had attempted to call and message him overnight, including WhatsApp texts at around 4am.
‘Don’t write back but he (her husband) has found out. He’s hacked my Snapchat and read everything. I’ve told him we haven’t slept together,’ she wrote.
Mrs Boyd and Mr Riboldi met at Charlestown Shopping Centre later that day to discuss their affair being exposed.
Mr Riboldi encouraged Mrs Boyd to take out an AVO against her husband, who she shares a young daughter with.
Mrs Boyd with her daughter, who she shares with Mr Boyd. The mother sent messages, videos and photos on Snapchat, WhatsApp and Keepsafe to her former lover Mr Riboldi
Mr Riboldi (pictured) recorded two ‘intimate videos’ with Mrs Boyd in the spare room of the Boyd house on November 27, 2018
Mrs Boyd said she wanted to be leave her husband and be with Mr Riboldi during messages between the two on the same day.
But she ended her relationship with Mr Riboldi at 10:45pm via WhatsApp.
‘I’m sorry Kev, I’m ending our relationship tonight …. If you truly love me you’ll respect my decision and not contact me again. I’ve spoken to Matt and told him we have slept together,’ she wrote.
Mrs Boyd’s husband sent a threatening Facebook message to Mr Riboldi the next day, but he did not read it until months later when he installed Facebook Messenger.
The scorned husband also left two crude voicemails on Mr Riboldi’s mobile number on January 1, 2019 and a threatening text the next day.
In the following days, Boyd hacked into his wife’s KeepSafe account and changed her password, allowing him to download the intimate videos she recorded with Mr Riboldi two months prior.
He created a fake Gmail account that appeared to look like Mr Riboldi’s email and sent his wife the intimate videos, framing her former lover.
The email was titled ‘enjoy’ and made to look like it had been forwarded a couple of times to suggest Mr Riboldi was sharing the video with multiple people.
Mrs Boyd believed Mr Riboldi sent the videos to her husband to harass her, prompting her to call her sergeant and file an AVO against her colleague.
Mr Riboldi was shocked when he was hit with an AVO, saying he had been set up – but was stood down from his duties on January 7, 2019.
Mrs Boyd in her police officer uniform. She believed Mr Riboldi sent intimate videos to her husband to harass her, prompting her to call her sergeant and file an AVO against her colleague
Hacker husband Boyd said he recognised Mrs Boyd from her Chinese tattoos when he viewed the videos during a police interview.
‘The male was sitting on a bed and her face was down between his legs,’ he told police.
But police eventually traced the email account to Boyd and charged him with making false accusations subject to an investigation and knowingly provide misleading information regarding police conduct.
Mr Riboldi was cleared of any wrongdoing and the AVO against him was withdrawn on July 15 last year.
In court this week, Boyd pleaded guilty to making false accusations subject to an investigation, hacking his wife’s social media accounts, knowingly provide misleading information regarding police conduct and intimidation.
Four charges of accessing restricted data in a computer and one charge of intentionally distributing an image without consent were withdrawn and dismissed.
Boyd will be sentenced on July 21.