GoFundMe

Mark D'Amico
Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP
David Madden
December 06, 2019 - 12:10 pm
Mark D’Amico has pleaded guilty to his "limited role" in the viral GoFundMe scam, which ripped off $400,000 from thousands of generous people who thought he and his then-girlfriend were helping a homeless veteran. Read more here.
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Jessica Smith
Chester County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
November 05, 2019 - 4:43 pm
A Chester Springs woman is facing criminal charges for allegedly fabricating that she had cancer so she could raise money online for herself. Read more here.
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Mark D'Amico
Burlington County Prosecutor's Office
AP News
October 03, 2019 - 3:22 pm
Mark D'Amico, accused of scamming GoFundMe donors out of more than $400,000 with a fake feel-good story about a homeless veteran, is now facing federal charges. Read the latest here.
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Charitable giving
Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News via AP
June 18, 2019 - 12:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Charitable giving by individual Americans in 2018 suffered its biggest drop since the Great Recession of 2008-09, in part because of Republican-backed changes in tax policy, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans' giving patterns. The Giving USA report , released...
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Mark D'Amico
Burlington County Prosecutor's Office
David Madden
May 08, 2019 - 6:15 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The third and final defendant in the GoFundMe scam is facing a six-count indictment in Burlington County, where he is accused of taking part in a scheme to garner more than $400,000 in online donations a year and a half ago. Mark D’Amico, 39, of Florence, was...
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One of the oldest original structures in the nation, Christ Church in Old City, is in need of serious preservation work to its steeple, and fundraising efforts are underway.
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
April 18, 2019 - 4:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A big name in Philadelphia sports is getting involved in a fundraising campaign for the restoration of an important Old City building. Scaffolding will soon be going up at Christ Church in Old City so restoration work can begin in June on the tower and steeple. For...
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Kate McClure
Joe Lamberti/Courier Post-USA Today Network
Mike DeNardo
April 15, 2019 - 2:52 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The woman at the heart of the GoFundMe scam has pleaded guilty to state charges. Katelyn McClure admitted her role in concocting a feel-good story about homeless vet Johnny Bobbitt, who gave his last $20 to buy her gas on I-95. The heartwarming fib in 2017...
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Johnny Bobbitt
Burlington County Prosecutor's Office
David Madden
April 12, 2019 - 11:36 am
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Johnny Bobbitt, the homeless man who admitted to taking part in a GoFundMe scam that raised $400,000 from roughly 14,000 strangers, has been sentenced to five years probation and long-term drug treatment. He must also testify against his two co-defendants, if the...
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Johnny Bobbitt
Burlington County Prosecutor's Office
Tim Jimenez
April 12, 2019 - 7:27 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's sentencing day for the homeless man who admitted he took part in a GoFundMe scam that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars. Johnny Bobbitt will be in a Mount Holly courtroom this morning before Judge Christopher Garrenger for his formal sentencing. Bobbitt...
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The Siloam Wellness center has launched a crowdfunding campaign in a desperate attempt to stay financially afloat.
Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
March 20, 2019 - 5:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A well-known HIV wellness center in Philadelphia has launched a crowdfunding campaign in a desperate attempt to stay financially afloat. "We are 30 to 60 days away from closing our doors," said Sarina DiBianca, executive director of Siloam Wellness center. DiBianca...
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