Jessica Chambers’ death has scam artists trying to turn a profit by setting up fake donation websites as the hunt for the killer continues. The Chambers family is trying to raise money in order to offer a cash reward for anyone who can help identify the murderer.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, Jessica Chambers’ murder has the family of the woman burned alive speaking out as details of the case began leaking to the press. The gas station manager has been receiving death threats amid the accusations and information pointed out by the Anonymous hackers group.
Two weeks ago this weekend, someone lit Jessica Chambers on fire, but police have not yet made any arrests. According to WREG, District Attorney John Champion confirmed Friday that there have not been any updates to the case, and investigators have contacted everyone who Chambers potentially could have spoken to the night she was burned alive. Champion would not comment on whether police would use lie detectors, but he said investigators are using every tool at their disposal.
The lack of progress has Jessica Chambers’ family raising money for a cash reward, in hopes that someone will give a tip leading to the killer’s identity. Jessica’s sister, Amanda Prince, said the idea started on her Justice For Jessica Facebook page.
“We were asked by many supporters if we have another page friends and family strictly for reward money,” Prince said. “People who have already donated to the funeral cost and medical bills wanted something strictly for the reward.”
The cash reward is currently at $16,800, and the family has started a GoFundMe campaign page that hopes to raise an additional $10,000 for the specific purpose of catching the murderer.
“Thank you all for your love and support.. This is a separate account set up just for reward money in hopes to bring Jessica’s killer(s) to JUSTICE.”
Unfortunately, some people have been using the controversy surrounding Jessica Chambers’ death to make a quick buck. According to to Attorney General Jim Hood, 39-year-old Janet Posey is charged with one count of attempted false pretense and one count of communications fraud for allegedly setting up a fundraiser scam related to donations for Chambers’ family.
“Family members and friends of the family brought their concerns about the site to our attention,” Hood said, according to the Clarion-Ledger. “She was trying to get people to give money and acting as if she was a family member. We got online, found her internet protocol address, she tried to cover it up. Our investigators will continue to work and see who else is involved.”
If Pose is convicted, she faces up to 15 years in prison, 10 years for false pretense and five years for communications fraud.