UNION COUNTY, Miss.- One woman is headed to prison for trying to profit off of the murder of Jessica Chambers who was burned to death in 2014.
Janet Lee Posey, 41, plead guilty on Monday to one count of false pretense, according to Attorney General Jim Hood.
Posey was using Chamber’s murder to collect donations. She claimed she was part of the family however they had no knowledge or consent of the funds. However, she was caught before any donations were made.
She was arrested in December of 2014 shortly after Chamber’s death for her fraudulent internet scam. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with thee years suspended, meaning she will serve seven years. She also was ordered to serve those remaining three years under post-release supervision while paying a fine of $1,433 in court costs.
“This defendant posed as a family member of the victim and created a Facebook page in an attempt to convince people to donate money to her, where she intended to take it for her own personal use,” Attorney General Hood said. “Her acts are reprehensible. Fortunately, we caught her before she raised any money. We thatnk Judge Gregory for his strong sentence, and I would like to thank Sheriff Jimmy Edwards and his deputies for their dedication and assistance on this case.”