The famous New Jersey couple and homeless man who made up a “feel good” story about the man helping them so they could raise money through an online fundraiser, have been charged with theft by deception and conspiracy to commit theft by deception, as of yesterday.
Burlington County prosecutors drew the allegations against Mark D’Amico, Katelyn McClure and Johnny Bobbitt on Thursday.
The couple, Mark D’Amico and Katelyn McClure were sued by the homeless man Johnny Bobbitt, who they claimed to have set up the GoFundMe page for.
Investigators searched their Florence home in September after questions arose about what happened to the money, they raised through a GoFundMe page.
The couple claimed otherwise that they set up the page for Bobbitt after he helped McClure get gas when she became stranded in Philadelphia last year. But prosecutors say they found evidence all three knew each other for at least a month before and set up the scheme.
They maintained that they did nothing wrong, followed by the fact that their lawyer refused to take his calls.
The cash raised from this fund is $400,000.
Later Wednesday night, A Philadelphia prisons spokeswoman says Johnny Bobbitt was arrested by U.S. marshals and remained in custody, Thursday on probation detainers and a $50,000 bond.
This development is as a result of a New Jersey prosecutor who planned to announce developments in a criminal investigation related to the fundraiser that raised $400,000 for Bobbitt.
According to Bobbit’s lawyer, he has been told that the money is gone. He is unsure what happened. happened.
D’Amico and McClure surrendered Wednesday night. Their attorney said they have no comment. Bobbitt is jailed in Philadelphia. A previous lawyer of his didn’t return a call seeking comment.