HOUSTON, Miss. – A Union County woman has been accused of trying to make money from the tragic death of Jessica Chambers.
The state’s Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division accuse Janet Posey, 39, of setting up a fake website to funnel, for her personal use, donations intended for the family of Chambers, who was burned alive in Panola County December 6.
Posey is charged with one count of attempted false pretense and one count of communications fraud. She was arrested at her Blue Springs home Wednesday night.
“Family members and friends of the family brought their concerns about the site to our attention,” said Attorney General Jim Hood. “Because we will be prosecuting the case, we cannot discuss any details of our case at this time.”
If convicted of both charges, Posey faces up to 15 years behind bars; 10 for false pretense and five for communications fraud.