Bronx, NY – We reported earlier on Nouel Alba, a New York woman who was arrested for posing as Newtown victim Noah Pozner’s aunt in order to con donors out of money they might have donated actual victims of the Sandy Hook massacre. According to authorities, Alba was also scamming donors for Hurricane Sandy, and had four websites set up to dishonestly collect donations.
Alba was arrested last Thursday for her connection to a “funeral fund” for 6-year-old Noah Pozner, one of 20 children killed in the Sandy Hook School shooting two weeks ago. The Daily Mail reports that 37-year-old Alba was also apparently behind a Superstorm Sandy scam as well, and was collecting donations through at least four separate (and false) charities.
She was found out when a tax-ID number for one organization turned out to be invalid, and NY Daily found that the four charities set up for Superstorm Sandy linked back to Alba’s personal PayPal account or her home in the Bronx. One was called “NYC Hurricane Relief Fund” and advertised that it would use 100 percent of donations to help families get “back on their feet again.”
It is unknown how much money Alba was able to make from the four Hurricane Sandy sites, but all have since been removed.
In an interview with CNN prior to her arrest, Alba denied having collected money in an apparent donation scam.
She was released Thursday on a $50,000 bail. If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison and fines of up to $250,000.
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