The Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy will never be forgotten, but we never thought we’d be keeping the children’s names alive through a scam.
Bronx resident Nouel Alba, 37, hatched a scheme to use slain 6-year-old Noah Pozner for her own personal payday. She posed as his aunt asking for donations for his funeral expenses and set up a PayPal account that collected monies from December 14 to December 20, 2012. She posted on her profile, “We’ve set up a funeral fund for my brother and families,” according to the New York Daily News.
A CNN report that did its own investigative reporting blew the scam wide open. Now Alba faces state and federal charges and is being held on $1,000 bond. That’s right, I said, $1,000 bond. The bonds placed on these demonic individuals are incredibly low. Why is their a bond set for parasites like Alba and the Cleveland rapist/abductor/murderer Ariel Castro?
Alba was arraigned on charges of scheme to defraud and identity theft and faces four years in prison if convicted.
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