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Connecticut / School Shooting / Charity Fraud #1035898

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Dec 27, 2012
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(Studio: Randi Kaye) Report from December 19 and 20 re-introduced.

(Studio: Drew Griffin) The tracking down of a woman, Noel Alba††, who has been "collecting" money for the victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, featured; scenes shown from her house in the Bronx, where she told a strange story about e-mails sent from her account.

(Newtown: Anderson Cooper) December 19 interview held with Noah Pozner's uncle Alexis Haller about donations. [HALLER†- talks about Noah's donation Website and having to buy Internet domain names.]

(Studio: Randi Kaye) The arrest of Noel Alba for fraudulent fund-raising activities reviewed; scenes shown of Alba with her face covered; FBI statement about CNN's coverage of the charity scam quoted.

(Studio: Randi Kaye; studio: Drew Griffin) The FBI allegations about Alba's fast Website response to the Connecticut tragedy with Alba's text messages quoted and how fake charities pop up after other tragedies discussed.

(Studio: Randi Kaye) Live discussion held with Charity Navigator CEO Ken Berger about charity fraud. [BERGER - says these charity scams happen and there is no simple profile of the behavior; names some organizations that do wonderful work.] The request from Newtown for people to stop sending things to the town noted.

Kaye, Randi;
Griffin, Drew;
Cooper, Anderson

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