Published February 27, 2008
The wife of a New York City cop who admitted to cheating on him and wanting to be married to another man on Monday's episode of Fox's "The Moment of Truth" says she did it for fame and fortune.
But Lauren Cleri, 26, and her husband, NYPD Officer Frank Cleri, 24, came away from the show with no prize money, no immediate job offers for her and a possible divorce in the future after being eliminated when a polygraph detected a "fib."
"We're kind of up in the air right now — I want to [get back together], but I don't think he does," Lauren Cleri told the New York Post.
"It's not very easy to overcome," Frank Cleri, a cop with the 48th Precinct in The Bronx, told the Post.
Frank Cleri said he had been aware of his wife's cheating but was not prepared to go public with it for the money.
The pair said they had planned to share any money she won.
On the show, contestants are hooked up to polygraphs and can be eliminated if a lie is detected. Cleri's alarm went off after she answered "yes" when asked if she believed she is a good person.
According to the show's Web site, contestants "answer 21 increasingly personal questions honestly, as determined by a polygraph, and win up to $500,000."