Woman confessing to suspicious packages in video may have been paid: Crime Stoppers
A woman in a confessional video claiming responsibility for delivering suspicious packages across Saskatoon may have been paid to create the video, according to Saskatoon Crime Stoppers.
“Information has been received that this woman may have sold her video-creating services on a website called Fiverr, or one similar to it,” Crime Stoppers wrote in a Facebook post, adding the woman in the video is not a suspect or in trouble.
Fiverr is a marketplace website where people can sell their skills, like writing or video editing.
Crime Stoppers is asking for people’s help to identify the woman who may have unknowingly confessed to the crime, calling it, “The greatest Where’s Waldo internet challenge.”
The video was sent to several individuals and select media on April 9, accompanied by a handful of emails claiming Alexa Emerson’s innocence.
In April, police arrested Emerson — also known as Amanda Totchek — for allegedly sending white powder packages and emailing bomb threats to businesses, schools and the Saskatoon Cancer Centre.
“We made those packages together, with the cookies and rockets and tissue paper.... She said, ‘People will think the baking soda is anthrax,’” the woman claims in the video.
The powder in all deliveries was not dangerous, according to police.
Emerson is facing 83 charges connected with five suspicious package deliveries in late November, several deliveries in March and April, and more than half a dozen bomb threats over the last few months.