Mark D’Amico, the New Jersey man who masterminded a plot to scam GoFundMe donors with a hoax story about his ex-girlfriend helping a homeless man, pleaded guilty Friday and must now serve five years behind bars.
D’Amico’s accomplices — ex-girlfriend Katelyn McClure and homeless vet Johnny Bobbitt — have each pleaded guilty to state and federal charges for their roles in the scam. Bobbit was ordered to enter a drug rehab program, and McClure agreed to serve four years in prison as part of her plea deal.
McClure, 28, and D’Amico, 39, created a GoFundMe page in November 2017, claiming homeless drug addict Bobbitt spent his last $20 to fill up McClure’s empty gas tank after her car broke down on I-95 near Philadelphia. The fundraiser made over $400,000 before it ewas revealed to be a scam when Bobbitt sued the couple for withholding the funds from him.
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