Johnny Bobbitt

Mark D'Amico
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Mark Abrams
January 16, 2020 - 6:43 pm
A New Jersey man connected to a 2017 GoFundMe hoax, which raised more than $400,000 for a homeless man, pleaded not guilty Thursday afternoon to federal charges. Read more here.
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Mark D'Amico
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David Madden
January 08, 2020 - 9:32 pm
The third defendant in the 2017 GoFundMe hoax that involved a homeless man and a Burlington County couple has been indicted in federal court.
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Mark D'Amico
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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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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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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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Kate McClure
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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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An image of Johnny Bobbitt Jr., from left, Mark D'Amico and Katelyn McClure on display during during a press conference Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 in Mount Holly, N.J.
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David Madden
March 06, 2019 - 3:52 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Two of the three people involved in last year's GoFundMe hoax have pleaded guilty to federal charges. Homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt, 36, and the woman he claimed to have helped with his last $20, Kate McClure, have entered guilty pleas in Camden federal court...
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Johnny Bobbitt
Burlington County Prosecutor's Office
Ian Bush
January 28, 2019 - 6:51 pm
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...
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