Community News reporter is victim of email hoax

Community News reporter is victim of email hoax

May 11th, 2013 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Fictitious emails are being sent out under the name of a reporter for the Community News, which is published by the Chattanooga Publishing Co.

Residents of St. Elmo reportedly received emails from reporter Kelsie Bowman. The emails solicit responses to questions seeking information about neighborhood issues.

Mark Jones, director of Target Publishing, said Bowman is not working on any story involving St. Elmo and did not send the emails. Jones urges anyone who received the emails to send them to mjones@timesfreepress.com.

The emails were sent from the email address bowmankelsie@yahoo.com. However, any legitimate emails from her would originate from her work email account: kbowman@timesfreepress.com.