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2209, 15 Nov 18

Couple Conspired with Homeless Dude in GoFundMe Fraud

People like this are why you should always be skeptical of anyone asking for money. If you really want to help, give your money to a reputable charity.

PHILADELPHIA, Penn. (NBC News) — A New Jersey couple and a homeless man who used a GoFundMe page to raise $400,000 dollars now all face criminal charges.

Prosecutors tell WCAU, Mark D’amico and Kate McClure conspired with destitute Johnny Bobbitt to create the get-rich-quick scheme in 2017.

The couple created a GoFundMe page, claiming the homeless, drug addict Bobbitt spent his last $20 to fill up McClure’s empty gas tank after her car broke down.

The charity campaign exploded, raising tens of thousands of dollars from unsuspecting donors in a matter of days.

All three face charges of conspiracy and theft by deception for working together to create the alleged ruse.

The couple turned themselves in to authorities on Wednesday, but Bobbitt is still at large.

Back in August, the feel-good story that went viral on the internet turned into a feud. Bobbitt’s lawyer said a large portion of money never reached his client.


2209, 15 November 2018


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