Thursday, November 15, 2018

Homeless man, couple accused of conspiring in GoFundMe scam

The couple were so 'moved' they started a GoFundMe campaign for him.A homeless man hailed as a Good Samaritan is accused of conspiring with his benefactors to scam hundreds of thousands in an online fundraising scam. New Jersey prosecutors allege Johnny Bobbitt Jr. worked with Mark D’Amico and Kate McClure in the rip-off. The trio face charges that include conspiracy and theft by deception.

The sob story was a homeless Marine vet, who gave McClure his last $20 after she ran out of gas.
“Johnny did not ask me for a dollar, and I couldn’t repay him at that moment because I didn’t have any cash, but I have been stopping by his spot for the past few weeks,” McClure wrote on GoFundMe. Thousands were suckered when the story went viral with the take a whooping $402,000. The couple bought BMWs and took pricey vacations in Florida and Las Vegas. “He will never have to worry about a roof over his head again!!” the duo later posted on GoFundMe.