People May Be Cashing In On Jessica Heeringa’s Name

Posted at 4:34 PM, May 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-17 04:28:07-04

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. – Police in Muskegon County say they are investigating at least two incidents in which people may be using a missing mother’s name to collect money.

Susan Adams, 56, was charged Wednesday for trespassing at the Meijer store in Norton Shores on May 2.  FOX 17 is told police are investigating whether Adams committed fraud.

Norton Shores Police Chief Daniel Shaw said Thursday there was another incident which took place earlier in the week.  He said a person committed fraud at the Wal-Mart store in nearby Roosevelt Park.

Jessica Heeringa, 25, went missing April 26 from her job at an Exxon gas station in Norton Shores.  Police say she was abducted.

The statement below is from the Find Jessica Heeringa Facebook page:

“This is with great disgust that I share this with you all. It has been  reported that a person has been standing outside of Walmart in Roosevelt  Park collecting donations for Jessica’s son. This person is in no way affiliated  with any of the family. This person has been turned into all Walmart stores. I  will continue to report this person to all stores. Please share this info, so  everyone knows these people are frauds. If you do see anyone collecting  donations, call 911!”

Police say there are two valid funds you can donate to to help the  family.

  • The Muskegon County Silent Observer-Jessica Heeringa Reward, care of the  Norton Shores Police Department at 4814 Henry Street, Norton Shores, Michigan  49441.
  • The Jessica Heeringa Family Fund-PNC Bank, care of Jessica  Heeringa Family Fund, P.O. Box 0077, Fruitport, Michigan, 49415.

You can  also donate directly to the family at the Family Command Center at Points Mall  parking lot.