Homeless man and New Jersey couple conspired for money raised on GoFundMe, report says

Posted at 8:27 AM, Nov 15, 2018

BURLINGTON COUNTY, New Jersey — A television station in New Jersey is reporting a homeless man and a couple who were in the news for the couple's wrongdoing in keeping money it raised for a homeless man was in on the conspiracy together.

The TV station is not naming its source but says there is a legal complaint filed that names Mark D'Amico, Kate McClure and Johnny Bobbitt as facing charges, including conspiracy and theft by deception.

The complaint obtained by WCAU television station alleges "the three conspired with one another to make up a false story in order to raise more than $400,000."

The source told the TV station the couple has turned themselves in. It was not clear whether Bobbit was in custody.

The three gained fame in 2017 when the couple claimed Bobbit helped McClure by giving her $20 when her car ran out on a Philadelphia interstate. They launched the GoFundMe campaign allegedly to help Bobbit as a gift of appreciation, and the page brought in more than $400,000. There were 14,000 contributors nationwide, WCAU reports.