Lopes said holidays that carry family attendance expectations can be especially volatile for the simple reason that someone who is cheating must try to be in two places.Perhaps this is why the church invented St. Valentines Day - to make it easier to catch cheaters, and deter infidelity.
"And the player can't be two places at once," he said. "Somebody's going to get the short end of the stick."
Lopes, whose investigators were scheduled to work seven suspected infidelity cases yesterday, said the increase in Valentine's-related business traditionally continues past the holiday.
"Women find receipts for an item they thought they were going to get for Valentine's Day and never got it," he said.