The Johnny Bobbitt story was a scam from the start

FILE Johnny Bobbitt left with couple Kate Mc Clure and Mark D'Amico

McClure, 28, and D'Amico, 39, created a GoFundMe page in November 2017, claiming the homeless, drug addict Bobbitt spent his last $20 to fill up McClure's empty gas tank after her vehicle broke down on I-95 near Philadelphia.

A couple, Kate McClure and Mark D'Amico, started the campaign which was sold as effort to raise money for Johnny Bobbitt Jr., a homeless ex-Marine and North Carolina-native in Philadelphia.

McClure and her boyfriend, Mark D'Amico, started the fundraising campaign previous year after Bobbitt gave McClure his last $20 to buy gas.

- Authorities in Burlington County are expected to provide an update in the case involving a GoFundMe page that was allegedly set up to help a homeless veteran.

The alleged scam began last August, when former Marine Bobbitt reportedly gave McClure $20 for gas after her auto ran out along an interstate in Philadelphia.

Approximately $400,000 was raised on his behalf. In return, McClure and her boyfriend Mark D'Amico launched a GoFundMe campaign telling the inspiring story and raising money to get Bobbitt off the street. McClure and D'Amico have already turned themselves in.

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina said he will announce developments in its investigation today, but did not disclose details.

Bobbitt's lawyer says he has been told the money is gone.

Bobbitt lived for a short time on the couple's property in a camper purchased for him but later was told to leave and became homeless again.

Bobbitt accused the couple of dipping into the funds for personal expenses and sued them over mismanagement.

In September, officers raided the couples' home, seizing the BMW, financial statements, along with jewelry and cash.



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