However, Nouel didn’t disperse any of the money to the Newtown victims or their families. Prosecutors allege she was planning to keep all of the money herself.
Alba denied the charges at fist and attempted to lie about email accounts, which were confirmed to be hers. If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison and fines of up to $250,000.
Noah Pozner is one of the victim’s names used in the scam. The Pozner family released a statement that they are very happy Nouel has been arrested and hope this deters others from trying to profit off the Sandy Hook shooting.
This is almost as low as the Westboro Baptist Church protesting the school shooting victim’s funerals in Newtown.