On Thursday, a disturbing Sandy Hook victim hoax has resulted in a woman being arrested for lying to federal agents. The woman is accused of pretending to be the aunt of a child murdered during the Connecticut school shooting.
In what really amounts as less of a hoax and more of a sad con of those still mourning the loss of 20 children in Newtown, 37-year-old Nouel Alba is alleged to have created a fake Facebook account in an effort to reach out to those still grieving from the school shooting.
On her account, Alba allegedly posed as the aunt of one of the dead victims. Claiming that she needed cash for a “funeral fund,” Alba is said to have used both text messages and phone calls to con people into believe she needed funds to bury her dead nephew.
According to the Huffington Post, Alba also makes the claim that she hugged President Obama in the wake of the tragedy.
Since the murders in Newtown, Facebook has also had to deal with another strange Facebook-related matter. When news broke that Ryan Lanza posted that he supported the Sandy Hook killer (his very own brother), social media sites became overrun with angry comments.
In the wake of the outrage, Lanza himself came out and claimed his account was hacked.
Hacked or not, the Facebook page that allegedly belonged to Ryan Lanza said the following: “I am a victim,” said the 24-year-old via a Facebook chat with The Post. “I loss [sic] my mom and brother.”
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