The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Why did Flora Ackroyd lie about seeing Roger Ackroyd alive when she came to say him goodnight?

roger ackroyd was already dead at that time

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What chapter are you referring to? Thanks.

In the last page of the book, Dr. Sheppard says

"I wish I could have known beforehand that Flora was going to say she'd seen her uncle alive at a quarter to ten.

That puzzled me more than I can say."

So why indeed did she say that?

She wanted to cover up her secret. Instead of her being with him she was stealing the forty pounds