New Jersey Couple Raised $400,000 for Homeless Man on GoFundMe and Kept the Money

Katy McClure and her boyfriend, Mark D'Amico, Youtube

Kate McClure ran out of gas in a “sketchy” neighborhood in Philadelphia, and homeless veteran, Johnny Bobbitt, gave her his last $20 for gasoline, which he fetched for her. McClure and her boyfriend, Mark D’Amico, responded with a GoFundMe campaign to raise $10,000 so that Bobbitt could get safely through the winter. The campaign raised more than $400,000 in Bobbitt’s name, but Bobbitt says he has not received the funds. The couple claims to have spent half of the fortune on lawyer fees and finding a house and vehicle for the vet, but the remaining $200,000 is still in the boyfriend's savings account instead of a trust for the veteran who is now living under a bridge. 

Johnny Bobbitt is back under a bridge just months after a couple raised $400,000 for him — and then reportedly kept it.

It seemed like an American Cinderella story: when New Jersey resident Kate McClure ran out of gas in a “sketchy” neighborhood in Philadelphia, 35-year-old homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt offered her his last $20 dollars for gas, which he went and fetched for her himself.

McClure and her boyfriend Mark D’Amico responded with a GoFundMe campaign to raise $10,000 so that Bobbitt could get safely through the winter. The story captured the hearts and minds of many readers, and the campaign raised more than $400,000 in Bobbitt’s name. This, however, is where the story gets ugly.

The last update to the GoFundMe page described a plan in concert with Bobbitt’s “lawyer” and “financial adviser” to acquire a home and vehicle for him. However, Bobbitt said he never spoke to a lawyer and only met a financial adviser once. The couple claims to have already spent half the money on him in that time — but their story does not seem to check out.

Rather than putting the money into trusts, as was explicitly stated, the remaining $200,000 is held in one of D’Amico’s savings accounts. While Bobbitt lives under a bridge, McClure has purchased a new BMW and taken vacations to California, Florida, and Las Vegas — all, she claims, on the salary of a receptionist for the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

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