Man Indicted In Gas Money GoFundMe Scam Involving Homeless VeteranProsecutors 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.
Homeless Veteran At Center Of GoFundMe Scheme Pleads Guilty In N.J.Johnny Bobbitt, 36, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering. Co-conspirator Katelyn McClure, 28, of Bordentown, New Jersey, pleaded to a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Homeless Man Allegedly At Center Of GoFundMe Scam Arrested After Skipping Court AppearanceJohnny Bobbitt was due in a New Jersey court Tuesday to face charges that he violated court-ordered conditions that allowed for his release from jail while awaiting trial.
GoFundMe Says It Has Refunded All Donors In Alleged $400,000 Homeless Veteran ScamKate McClure, Mark D'Amico and former marine Johnny Bobbitt face theft and conspiracy charges.
Alleged GoFundMe Scammers Due In CourtKate McClure, Mark D'Amico and former marine Johnny Bobbitt face theft and conspiracy charges.
Prosecutors File Charges Against NJ Couple Who Created GoFundMe For Homeless ManMark D'Amico and Kate McClure set up the account for Johnny Bobbitt after they say he spent his last $20 to buy gas for McClure when she was stranded on a highway in Philadelphia. In August, Bobbitt sued, claiming he never received most of the $400,000 raised.
BMW Seized From Couple Who Say No Money Left In Fund To Help Homeless ManPolice seized a BMW from a couple who set up a GoFundMe account to help a homeless man, but now say there is no money left.