NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A New York woman under investigation for an alleged Newtown massacre charity scam has been indicted for lying to federal agents, officials said Tuesday.
Nouel Alba was arrested in December after she allegedly tried to swindle donors by posing as a relative of one of the children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.READ MORE: Family Members: Woman Originally From Long Island Among The Missing In Florida Condo Collapse
Prosecutors said Alba used her Facebook and PayPal accounts, along with telephone calls and text messages, to seek donations for what she called a “funeral fund.”
Alba, posing as “Victorian Glam Fairys” (cq), identified herself as the aunt of Noah Pozner, according to prosecutors. Pozner was gunned down in the school shooting.
“”My heart is entirely destroyed knowing my little man is gone,” Alba wrote on her Facebook page, prosecutors said.