Nouel Alba, from the Bronx, charged in Newtown fraud

Nouel Alba allegedly received $240,000 in online donations after the Sandy Hook tragedy.

Nouel Alba allegedly received $240,000 in online donations after the Sandy Hook tragedy. (5/14/13)

THE BRONX - A Bronx woman faces four years in prison after allegedly claiming she was the aunt of one of the Newtown school shooting victims.

Nouel Alba, 37, allegedly received $240 in online donations after the Sandy Hook tragedy. The mother of two is accused of scheming to defraud in the first degree and identify theft in the second degree.

She was first arrested in December on charges that she lied to federal officials about the alleged scam.

Alba also has a pending court case in Connecticut since the alleged fraud involved the school shooting massacre there.

If convicted, she faces four years in the Bronx case and five years in the Connecticut case.

Alba’s bail was set at $10,000 but had the option of paying $1,000 in cash to be released.

Her next court date in the Bronx is Aug. 8.

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