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Feds arrest NYC woman in fake Newtown charity scheme

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A New York City woman has been arrested by federal authorities who say she tried to scam donors by posing as a relative of one of the children killed at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

Thirty-seven-year-old Nouel Alba of the Bronx was arrested Thursday and charged with lying to FBI agents.

Federal prosecutors say Alba used her Facebook account, telephone calls and text messages to seek donations for what she called a “funeral fund” for 6-year-old Newtown victim Noah Pozner. Alba posed as Pozner’s aunt and allegedly solicited donations in his memory, according to NBC.

“I never sent any message on Facebook,” Alba told NBC before claiming that she refunded all the donation money she recieved.

When contacted by FBI agents investigating charity schemes related to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elemenatry School, Alba denied seeking donations.

Alba appeared Thursday in federal court in Hartford and was released on $50,000 bond. If she is convicted of lying to federal agents she faces a maximum term of five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

» 17 Comments

  1. MNP

    December 27th, 2012

    Holy crap she looks like my ex-wife.

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  2. Alxandro

    December 27th, 2012

    Hey, she looks like my ex too.
    .. but I know it’s not the same person because a house fell on her a few years ago.

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  3. MNP

    December 27th, 2012

    I don’t know, mine got around if ya know what I mean.

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  4. Nutjob

    December 27th, 2012

    .. but I know it’s not the same person because a house fell on her a few years ago.

    Same as mine, but she managed to get out from under it and still fly away on her broom.

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  5. Nutjob

    December 27th, 2012

    I hope they throw the book at her, what an idiot using facebook.

    and I’ll be damned, I don’t even have a facebook account but some popup said 3 people unfriended me at the top of this page.

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  6. Moe Tom

    December 28th, 2012

    I think she looks like the killer, Lansa.

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  7. norman einstein

    December 28th, 2012

    How low can they get?

    (Rhetorical question…I don’t really want to know.)

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  8. Moe Tom

    December 28th, 2012

    Five years for lying to a Federale? Why don’t these Federal Agents question Reid, Pelosi, Obama, Hillary? to mention but a few, and send them away for 5 years. Oh shit, I forgot, they’re exempt.

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  9. grayscape

    December 28th, 2012

    Another reason I hate Democrats.

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  10. Moe Tom

    December 28th, 2012

    Norman Lower that whaleshit.

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  11. CrustyB

    December 28th, 2012

    Break her hands.

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  12. Ivan

    December 28th, 2012

    I am sure she is my ex. Hope they give her the chair for this scam.

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  13. Ricky

    December 28th, 2012

    Didn’t they name a type of toast after her?
    Toast comes in many forms as from bread, there’s normal toast, french toast, peanut butter toast, jellied toast, buttered toast, cheese toast, cinnamon toast and then there’s Alba Toast.
    Doesn’t really mayyer I suppose..the FBI busted her and She’s toast..as in busted!

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  14. Ricky

    December 28th, 2012

    matter not mayyer..geez..damn typos!!

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  15. tomaig

    December 28th, 2012

    She reminds me of Octo-Mom.

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  16. Dano

    December 28th, 2012

    Liberal, innovative thinking right there! She built that!

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  17. Milwaukee Mike

    December 28th, 2012

    She deserves whatever the law calls for (equal treatment). But she should be known throughout the land and have no refuge from which she shall be shunned for the rest of her miserable days.

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