New York City Woman Faces Fraud Charges In Connection With School Shooting
NEW YORK (AP) _ New York City prosecutors say a woman has been charged with fraud for posing as the aunt of a Connecticut school shooting victim and soliciting donations.
Nouel Alba was indicted Tuesday on identity theft and fraud charges in the Bronx.
Prosecutors say she pretended to be the aunt of 6-year-old victim Noah Ponzer. She was accused of using her Facebook account, telephone calls and text messages to seek donations for what she called a “funeral fund.”
Alba was first arrested in December on charges she lied to federal officials about the case.
Her lawyer didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.
Gunman Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, killing 20 children and six adults.
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