Published: Thu, November 15, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

NC Homeless Veteran And NJ Couple Face Conspiracy Charges After GoFundMe Debacle

NC Homeless Veteran And NJ Couple Face Conspiracy Charges After GoFundMe Debacle

This development comes after the couple and Bobbitt embarked on a legal battle after the ex-Marine said the couple did not give him all the money from the GoFundMe campaign made to benefit him.

Katelyn McClure and Mark D'Amico had started a GoFundMe campaign for a then homeless Bobbitt after they claimed he spent his last $20 helping Katelyn when her auto broke down in Philadelphia.

Back in November of 2017, a homeless man named Johnny Bobbitt was said to have given his last $20 to a young woman named Katie McClure after her auto ran out of gas in Philadelphia.

The alleged scam began last August, when former Marine Bobbitt reportedly gave McClure $20 for gas after her vehicle ran out along an interstate in Philadelphia.

In recent months, Bobbitt and his attorneys had accused the couple of mismanaging a large portion of the donations. More than 14,000 people raised more than $400,000. McClure and D'Amico later created a GoFundMe page, which went viral, to supposedly pay it forward to Bobbitt. In return, McClure and her boyfriend Mark D'Amico launched a GoFundMe campaign telling the inspiring story and raising money to get Bobbitt off the street.

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Bobbitt's lawyer says he has been told the money is gone.

Prosecutors are expected to officially announce charges on Thursday, the Camden Courier Post reports.

In September, police raided the couple's home.

In response, McClure and D'Amico said that they withheld money from Bobbitt out of concern for him and said that Bobbitt was giving money away and spending more on drugs.

GoFundMe and the law firm representing Bobbitt issued a joint statement last week saying he would receive all the money raised for him.

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