The couple that raised money on GoFundMe for a homeless man was apparently all a scam
Apparently, a homeless man and a couple conspired together to raise money in a get rich quick scheme using the GoFundMe platform
Charges have officially been filed against Mark D'Amico and Kate McClure - the couple who created a GoFundMe account for Johnny Bobbitt. The story went that Bobbitt had given McClure his last $20 when he had found her out of gas and stranded on I-95. The GoFundMe campaign raised approximately $360,000 to help Bobbitt buy a house and a car; however, the money ended up not going to Bobbitt at all. McClure and D'Amico spent the money on a new car and taking fancy trips.
In August when the story first came out, the couple denied that they had deceived anyone and that they had given Bobbitt $200,000 (Bobbitt claimed they only gave him $75,000). Now, however, authorities believe that the entire story was a hoax creatively construed by McClure, D'Amico, and Bobbitt in a scheme to make money fast.
There are still many questions to be answered, like was Bobbitt actually homeless and how did the three come up with this idea? The case is ongoing, but presumably, all three of them are being arrested and will be charged with "conspiracy and theft by deception" for working together to not only trick people but take their money, too.
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