Huffpost Impact

Noah Pozner Newtown Charity Scam: Nouel Alba, NY Woman, Charged After Pretending To Be Victim's Aunt

Posted: Updated:
SHOOTING VICTIM
AP

NEW YORK -- New York City prosecutors say a woman has been charged with fraud for posing as the aunt of a Connecticut school shooting victim and soliciting donations.

Nouel Alba was indicted Tuesday on identity theft and fraud charges in the Bronx. Prosecutors say she pretended to be the aunt of 6-year-old victim Noah Pozner. She was accused of using her Facebook account, telephone calls and text messages to seek donations for what she called a "funeral fund."

Alba was first arrested in December on charges she lied to federal officials about the case. Her lawyer didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.

Twenty children and six adults were killed on Dec. 14 when a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., before killing himself.

Related on HuffPost:

Close
Funds For Newtown Shooting Victims
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Newtown victim's parents outraged; claim uncle capitalizing on tragedy

Parents, uncle at odds over efforts in Newtown victim Noah Pozner's name

Family Feud Over Trust for Sandy Hook Victim

Hamill: Sandy Hook-inspired effort honors dead, helps living

NY Woman Accused of Conn. Shooting...