AG Hood: Woman tried to profit from Jessica Chambers' death - - Jackson, MS

AG Hood: Woman tried to profit from Jessica Chambers' death


A quickly-issued subpoena and tips helped the Attorney General's Office catch a Union County woman for attempting to profit from Jessica Chambers' death. Attorney General Jim Hood says investigators arrested 39-year-old Janet Posey of Blue Springs at her home Wednesday night.

Posey is charged with one count attempted false pretense and one count communications fraud for allegedly setting up a donation website for the family of Jessica Chambers.

Chambers died after being burned alive in her car earlier this month. The victim's family notified Hood's office of the website not long after it went live.

Hood said investigators shut it down immediately.

"We got online, found her Internet protocol address," said Hood. "She tried to cover it up, and we made our arrest [Wednesday] night. Our investigators are continuing to work to see who else was involved." 

Hood said investigators were able to catch the woman and shut the site down before any donations were received.

Posey faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

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