Skooter reports 12/29/12
Nouel Alba, 36, the supposedly scammer in the alleged Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting scam is out on $50,000 bond. Alba set up at least two organizations in the wake of the destructive October superstorm and solicited folks to send money for victims to her personal PayPal account or home address.
It was reported yesterday that New York law enforcement is aware of Alba’s post-storm solicitations.
Facebook pages, Web sites and blogs sprouted on the Internet just days after Hurricane Sandy, listing Alba’s personal gmail account and Clason Point home on Beach Avenue as point of contacts.
One charity organization set up was the NYC Hurricane Relief Fund claiming to be a registered charity whose founder has been funded by the Alba family, and whose home served as a drop off location and distribution center. The said charity promised to find clothing, kitchen appliances, mattresses, furniture and shelter for devastated Sandy families, and claimed that they assigned someone on each family to ensure that the recipients received the things they need in order to get back on their feet. It also provided a fake tax-ID number.
Operation Hurricane Sandy Relief for Teachers and Students, was another charity organized apparently collected money, backpacks and school supplies. An Amazon wish list was also personally set up by Alba for donated school items, her online footprint shows.
All hurricane relief sites set up by Alba have been disabled but cached versions remain online.
Alba used Facebook, the phone and texts to ask donations for a funeral fund for her nephew Noah after the Newtown massacre that killed the little boy, 19 of his classmates and 6 educators, Connecticut authorities said yesterday. Alba requested that the funds be sent through her personal Pay Pal account or direct bank deposit, according to a federal complaint against her.
At some instances, Alba purportedly claimed in a text that she met President Obama with other family members and he hugged us even cried with us.
Several people were tricked into giving donations, although she refunded them before her arrest, the complaint said. Alba was released on a $50,000 bond and was charged with lying to federal agents. Alba denied that she set up the Newtown donation and asserts that she was framed by Facebook enemies, the feds said.