Did Couple and Homeless Veteran Use GoFundMe to Scam Contributors?

Johnny Bobbitt left with Kate Mc Clure and Mark D'Amico

Johnny Bobbitt left with Kate Mc Clure and Mark D'Amico

"Unfortunately it was. The entire campaign was predicated on a lie".

"He is our family", McClure said.

From left, Jonny Bobbitt Jr, Mark D'Amico and Kate McClure. They also used it at casinos, he said.

The heartstring-tugging tale worked, as donations started pouring in for Bobbitt, with the viral campaign's haul eventually blowing past $400,000. "He walked up and he said, 'Get back in the vehicle".

The NBC affiliate reported that the trio could face charges of conspiracy and theft by deception.

Investigators claimed the three originally made up the story to make people feel bad and compel donors to contribute to a cause. Kate McClure, a New Jersey woman, ran out of gas on an interstate ramp outside of Philadelphia. He said he had given her the last of his money. I didn't think anything about it. McClure and D'Amico have already turned themselves in.

Bobbitt was arrested Wednesday night by USA marshals in Philadelphia and remained in custody Thursday on probation detainers and a $50,000 bond. The charges carry prison time of up to five to 10 years.

Later that month, GoFundMe told KYW that it was working to ensure that Bobbitt received the money raised for him. "We are fully cooperating and assisting law enforcement officials to recover every dollar withdrawn by Ms. McClure and Mr. D'Amico".

River festeja: recupera a dos jugadores para la #SuperfinaldeAmerica
Ernesto Baldi , feliz bajo la lluvia el sábado, cuando se postergó la primera final de la Libertadores entre Boca y River . Por su parte, sus compatriotas serán Mauricio Espinosa y Nicolás Tarán volverán a ser los jueces de línea.

Maria Corina Machado exigió la excarcelación de Iván Simonovis
El preso político Iván Simonovis cumple 14 años privado de libertad, quien fue declarado culpable y condenado a 30 años de prisión por presuntamente estar involucrado en un plan violento durante los sucesos del 11, 12 y 13 de abril de 2002.

Tensiones entre China y EEUU quedan patentes durante la cumbre de ASEAN
Uno de los más espinosos y que centra la atención de gran parte de las conversaciones es la crisis humanitaria de los rohinyás. El borrador del texto podría publicarse el próximo año y se prevé entre en funcionamiento para el 2021.

While this type of behavior by an individual is extremely rare, it's unacceptable and clearly it has consequences. Campaigns with misuse make up less than one tenth of one percent of all campaigns. "It's simply standard policy to remove fraudulent campaigns from the platform", Whithorne says.

The fraud didn't stop with the GoFundMe page.

D'Amico said that he had been controlling Bobbitt's money and said that he would dole out more funds when Bobbitt got a job and quit using drugs.

But questions about the money soon followed.

Bobbitt accused the couple of dipping into the funds for personal expenses and sued them over mismanagement. Bobbitt didn't spot her in trouble and give her money.

A lawyer for the couple initially said that only $150,000 of the initial $401,921 remained. Bobbitt's attorney, Christopher Fallon Jr., did not immediately respond to our request for comment.

Coffina said it was that public interest that prompted him to investigate further, ultimately raiding the couple's home and learning of the ruse, according to local outlets. The campaign then took off and attracted plenty of media attention.

And when D'Amico appeared in court on unrelated traffic charges in September, he told a reporter that everything in the GoFundMe case would soon become 'crystal clear'.

Recommended News

  • Trump Attacks Mueller One Week After Replacing Attorney General

    Trump Attacks Mueller One Week After Replacing Attorney General

    Rosenstein, said Dershowitz, should be recused, and the idea of making him the acting attorney general "would be absurd". If you want more, check out this piece in the Miami New Times , by Brittany Shammas, who joins us on this week's show.
    Trump prescinde de una destacada asesora que fue criticada por primera dama

    Trump prescinde de una destacada asesora que fue criticada por primera dama

    Aunque ya había avisado en una entrevista que no confiaba en algunas de las personas que trabajaban para el presidente . Anteriormente trabajó en el Departamento de Defensa bajo la presidencia de George W.
    Serena named GQ's 'Woman of the Year'

    Serena named GQ's 'Woman of the Year'

    Some critics argued that the use of the inverted commas was linked to ugly accusations surrounding Williams' gender. Whenever she escapes one social media storm, there is another social media outrage already waiting for her .
  • Estrepitoso descenso del precio internacional del petroleo

    Estrepitoso descenso del precio internacional del petroleo

    Los datos de la OPEP muestran la declinación de la producción en lo que va de año de unos 374.000 barriles por día (bpd). En Londres el Brent para entrega en enero hilvanó su sexta caída; al perder 4,55 dólares y quedar en 65,47 dólares.
    China says high-level trade talks with U.S.  have resumed

    China says high-level trade talks with U.S. have resumed

    Trump has also threatened to impose tariffs on all remaining Chinese imports, about US$267 billion worth, if Beijing fails to address United States demands.
    EE to switch 5G services on across 16 United Kingdom  cities in 2019

    EE to switch 5G services on across 16 United Kingdom cities in 2019

    EE is also upgrading its 4G service by converting 3G signal into 4G and is expanding 4G coverage into rural parts of the UK. The company has been testing all United Kingdom mobile operators every six months since 2012.
  • Chris Stapleton wins three CMA Awards

    Chris Stapleton wins three CMA Awards

    She kept the positive and uplifting theme of the show going when she gave a rousing performance of her song " Love Wins ". Stapleton won three awards: male vocalist of the year, single and song of the year for Broken Halos .
    Trudeau eyes end to Trump tariffs at G20 summit

    Trudeau eyes end to Trump tariffs at G20 summit

    Hammering out a final agreement could take up to eight years, Charest said. A preliminary study of a Canada-ASEAN trade agreement has been done.
    Google confiesa un truco para ahorrar batería en dispositivos Android

    Google confiesa un truco para ahorrar batería en dispositivos Android

    En este contexto, los presentadores Chris Banes y Alan Viverette, explicaron cómo hacer si quieres ahorrar batería en tu Android . Es perfectamente lógico que quieras a como dé lugar poder ahorrar batería en tu Android .
  • New Jeep Gladiator pick-up leaked ahead of LA show debut

    New Jeep Gladiator pick-up leaked ahead of LA show debut

    Jeep's big Los Angeles motor show unveiling, the Gladiator pick-up truck, has allegedly been leaked by the brand's own website. The company claims "unmatched crawl ratios" with the Gladiator, along with the ability to handle water fording up to 30 inches.
    Hambre se triplica en Venezuela

    Hambre se triplica en Venezuela

    En total, la FAO considera que en Venezuela hay 3,7 millones de habitantes subalimentados, el 11,7% del total. Argentina es uno de los tres países de la región en los que más creció el número de personas con hambre .
    DP World Tour Championship Set to Begin

    DP World Tour Championship Set to Begin

    He could regain his membership in 2020 - and be eligible for the Ryder Cup - by fulfilling the four-event requirement. Fleetwood will have to win the DP World Tour Championship and Molinari finish no lower than a tie for fifth.

Nos complace proporcionar esta oportunidad para compartir información, experiencias y observaciones sobre lo que está en las noticias.
Algunos de los comentarios pueden ser reimpresos en otra parte del sitio o en el periódico.
Gracias por tomarse el tiempo para ofrecer sus pensamientos.