Saturday, December 29, 2012 12:08 pm
Woman charged in Newtown fraud sought Sandy cash
The Associated Press
Nouel Alba was arrested Thursday and accused of concocting bogus tales about having to identify her nephew's body in order to raise money for a "funeral fund" for the victims.
The New York Post reports ( http://bit.ly/UyyRTk) that in the days after Sandy struck, Alba also posted Web messages claiming she had founded several charities to assist storm victims.
But the postings were filled with false claims, as well as an invalid tax-ID number for one organization.
In an interview with CNN before her arrest, Alba denied being involved in any scam.
Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com