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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
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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In this photo provided by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, HHS Office of Inspector General agents, take part in arrests Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Queens, N.Y.
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General via AP
April 09, 2019 - 12:44 pm
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities said Tuesday they've broken up a $1.2 billion Medicare scam that peddled unneeded orthopedic braces to hundreds of thousands of seniors via foreign call centers. The Justice Department announced charges against 24...
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Felicity Huffman
Steven Senne/AP, file
April 08, 2019 - 3:27 pm
BOSTON (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman and a dozen other prominent parents have agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scam that ensnared wealthy families and athletic coaches at some of the nation's most selective universities, federal authorities said Monday...
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Not all robocalls are fake or illegal: Pharmacies and utility companies, for example, use the technique to reach customers.
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April 04, 2019 - 9:32 pm
By Jackie Wattles, CNN Business (CNN) -- Billions of robocalls are vexing Americans — and it's not slowing down. Many of the unsolicited calls are from scammers pretending to be tax collectors, charities, or salespeople. Short of throwing your phone in the garbage, there's no way to avoid them...
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Man with phone
Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
March 11, 2019 - 1:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Scammers posing as pastors of a Delaware County parish are targeting parishioners in a bogus fundraising scheme. The calls, texts and emails started recently, and they look and sound sincere. Ken Gavin, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, says they are...
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David Madden
March 08, 2019 - 6:12 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, NJ (KYW Newsradio) - GoFundMe hoax defendant Johnny Bobbitt admitted to his role in the scheme to bilk 14,000 people out of more than $400,000 for the second time this week, this time in Burlington County, as a condition to enter a drug court program. Bobbitt was questioned at length...
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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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