charity scam

DA: Scammers Posed As Charity And Tricked LI Students Into Working For FreeMore than 100 school children, many from Long Island, may have been victimized by a charity scam. They worked for two summers at concessions stands, but didn't earn a dime.
2 NJ Men Sentenced For Running Bogus 9/11 CharityThe judge ordered 67-year-old Mark Niemczyk of Tinton Falls to serve five years probation. The judge also sentenced 42-year-old Thomas Scalgione of Manahawkin to six months in the county jail for violating parole and one year of probation.
Woman Who Posed As Victim's Aunt, Ran Newtown Fundraising Scam Gets 8-Month SentenceNouel Alba of the Bronx set up a purported funeral fund to raise money for one of the children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December. She claimed 6-year-old Noah Pozner - one of 20 first graders killed in the mass shooting - was her nephew.
Woman Accused Of Running Bogus Newtown Charity Pleads GuiltyNouel Alba, 37, of the Bronx, pleaded guilty in Bridgeport, Conn., to wire fraud and making false statements, the U.S. attorney's office said.
NJ Men Indicted On Charges They Ran Phony 9/11 CharityThomas Scalgione of Stafford Township and Mark Niemczyk of Tinton Falls have been indicted on conspiracy and theft by deception charges.