||Woman accused of fraud in Jessica Chambers case
JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) — A Union County woman is accused of trying to make money from the death of Jessica Chambers.
Attorney General Jim Hood says Janet Posey, 39, of Blue Springs, was arrested Thursday night at her home.
Posey is charged with one count of attempted false pretense and one count of communications fraud. The state accuses her of setting up a scam to raise donations for the Chambers family.
Hood says the woman's family and friends brought their concerns about what Posey was doing to his office's attention.
If convicted, Posey faces up to 15 years behind bars.
Chambers died after she was found burned earlier this month near her car in Panola County.
No arrest has been made yet in connection with her death.