MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) – Prosecutors say a New Jersey man has been indicted on charges stemming from his role in fabricating a feel-good story about a homeless man rescuing a woman from the side of a highway in order to scam online donors out of $400,000 in contributions.
Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina said Wednesday that 39-year-old Mark D’Amico, of Florence, was indicted on six separate charges related to the scheme.
A message has been left with D’Amico’s attorney.
Authorities say the trio concocted the story that Bobbitt rescued McClure, D’Amico’s then-girlfriend, from the side of a Philadelphia interstate in 2017 to enrich themselves.
Prosecutors say the three split the money and spent lavishly.
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