(iWIDK By Paul Micele) – One woman tried to cash in on the sympathy of others.
Nouel Alba, 37, of Bronx, NY was arrested on Thursday after setting up a fake charity account and pretending to be the aunt of one of the young victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
According to Huffington Post, Alba was “accused of using her Facebook account, telephone calls, and text messages to seek donations for what she called a ‘funeral fund.’”
“She told one donor that she had to enter the scene of the mass shooting in Newtown to identify her nephew, according to the criminal complaint.”
Alba denied the accusations of setting up the fake account and claimed that all donations had been returned, a claim that was proved false.
She faces up to 5 years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine.