Prosecutors charge Bronx woman with Sandy Hook donations fraud

A picture of an angel with the names of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting is seen at a makeshift memorial near the center of Sandy Hook. (Credit: Getty Images)
A picture of an angel with the names of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting is seen at a makeshift memorial near the center of Sandy Hook.
Credit: Getty Images

She posed as the heartbroken aunt of a murdered child.

Cops accuse a 37-year-old Bronx woman of fraudulently collecting money she said would help victims of the Sandy Hook massacre, but that instead went to her pockets.

Bronx district Attorney Robert Johnson announced today that he indicted Nouel Alba for fraud and identity theft.

Cops arrested Alba this morning after a five-month investigation, officials said.

Prosecutors say Alba used Facebook to collect cash, posting photographs of 6-year-old Noah Pozner, a victim of the attack.

Alba said she was his aunt and asked for donations to help pay for his funeral, prosecutors allege.

Ultimately, she received about $240 within the week after the attack, sent to a Paypal account designated by Facebook.

Alba could face up to four years in jail.



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