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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:11 PM

N.Y. woman arrested over Newtown massacre scam

Source: USA Today

The FBI on Thursday arrested a New York City woman for allegedly collecting fraudulent "funeral fund" donations for a child killed in the Newtown school massacre, claiming she was his aunt.

Nouel Alba, 37, of the Bronx, was charged with making false statements to federal agents. She appeared before a U.S. magistrate in Hartford, Conn., and was released on a $50,000 bond. If convicted, Alba could face a maximum five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The FBI says Alba used her Facebook account, telephone and text messages to solicit donations for the "funeral fund" of 6-year-old Noah Pozner, the first to be buried of the 20 children and six educators slain Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The complaint states:

At ALBA's instruction, donor-victims sent money to a PayPal account controlled and accessed by ALBA. When contacted by FBI Special Agents investigating fundraising and charity scams related to the Newtown tragedy, ALBA falsely stated that she did not post information related to Newtown on her Facebook account, solicit donations or recently access her PayPal account. ALBA also falsely claimed to have immediately refunded any donations that she received.

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Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/12/27/newtown-sandy-hook-nouel-alba-arrested-donation-scam/1794713/

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Reply N.Y. woman arrested over Newtown massacre scam (Original post)
Omaha Steve Dec 2012 OP
Turbineguy Dec 2012 #1
alp227 Dec 2012 #7
OneMoreDemocrat Dec 2012 #2
Scootaloo Dec 2012 #3
freshwest Dec 2012 #4
alp227 Dec 2012 #6
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #9
Tx4obama Dec 2012 #5
Cha Dec 2012 #8

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:14 PM

1. In other news...

13 people with the last name "Alba" have petitioned to have their names changed to "Hitler".

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:57 PM

7. Jessica HITLER? OH NO!!!!!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:14 PM

2. Nice...

 

Though I'm sure she won't be the last to benefit from the tragedy.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:16 PM

3. What a ghoul

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:25 PM

4. +1

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:57 PM

6. she sure looks like one

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:05 PM

9. Stupid one at that.

Smart enough to think of the scheme and carry it out
but dumb enough to think that denying things she posted on her Facebook account would not be found out.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:41 PM

5. Kick. n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 09:34 PM

8. Tragic pos.. reminds me of zimmerman soliciting funds for his

defense and then lying about it to the Court.

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