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Noah Pozner’s ‘Aunt’ Pleads Guilty To Sandy Hook Scam

A Bronx, N.Y. woman who attempted to collect donations to Sandy Hook families following the Newtown school shooting has pleaded guilty.

Nouel Alba pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges that she fraudulently collected donations under the guise of charity for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December.

The 37-year-old entered her plea in Bridgeport Federal Court on Thursday afternoon.

On the day of the shooting, Alba set up a Facebook page to collect donations for the victims of the horrific shooting.

She claimed to be the aunt of 6-year-old Noah Pozner, a victim who emerged quickly as “the face” of the shooting in several media publications.

In the confusion, people started donating to her page, which she said would help pay for the boy’s funeral expenses.

A day later, Alba sent an email to the Sandy Hook PTA also asking for donations.

She was indicted in May after her scam was exposed by CNN‘s Anderson Cooper.

Federal investigators said that she returned the money donated in the name of Sandy Hook victims, but declined to reveal how much money she had managed to collect.

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