Updated: Friday, 28 Dec 2012, 6:37 PM EST
Published : Friday, 28 Dec 2012, 6:37 PM EST
The New York woman accused of pretending to be the aunt of one of the Newtown victims to get money may have tried to scam people before.
Just after 37-year-old Nouel Alba posted bond and hid from the cameras outside court, News 8 gave her every chance to defend herself, but she ran.
Investigators say she claims she was set up but, if she's found guilty of lying to investigators, pretending to be the aunt of this six year-old Newtown shooting victim...
"You should be punished big time because you're just an embarrassing individual to the human race," said Alberto Zuncja of Alberto's Pizzeria.
On Sunday, Albeto's Pizzeria was packed with people, all proceeds going to the Newtown Memorial Fund.
"Pick up, delivery, dining, everything went to Sandy Hook victims and their families," said Zuncja.
The total amount? $4,192 dollars.
Zuncja was sickened to hear about a New York Post article saying Alba may have been involved in other scams. News 8 found the original website.
NYC hurricane relief fund and NYC operation backpack. Her name and address is listed for where to send packages. It also says you can make monetary donations through a PayPal account and if you have any questions or need a receipt you can email email@example.com.
News 8 sent an email and it didn't bounce back but, if you click on any of the links, you can see the site is gone.
We asked the The US Attorney's office for the Southern District in New York if they knew anything about these two fundraising efforts, but they wouldn't confirm or deny. All the US Attorney's Office in Connecticut would say is they're still investigating Alba.
"People need hugs and holding hands during a time of tragedy and to have someone just throw that out there and say let me make some money off of someone who's passed away, so much as a massacre like that," said Zuncja.