Homeless veteran accused in GoFundMe scam is in Burlington County jail

Ian Bush
January 28, 2019 - 6:51 pm
Johnny Bobbitt

Burlington County Prosecutor's Office

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MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The homeless veteran accused of conspiring with a South Jersey couple on a GoFundMe scam is in jail in Burlington County.

Johnny Bobbitt was transferred Monday from Philadelphia to Mount Holly, where he faced a Superior Court judge. The prosecutor's office says the 35-year-old was ordered held on a bench warrant issued earlier this month after he skipped out on a hearing.

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Bobbitt is scheduled to appear in Drug Court on Feb. 22. 

He, along with Mark D'Amico and Katelyn McClure, are charged with fraud in what prosecutors say was a fabricated feel-good story. 

More than $400,000 in donations poured in after the couple claimed Bobbitt gave his last $20 to help McClure when she was stranded in Philadelphia.