A homeless man allegedly conspired with a New Jersey couple by making up a heartwarming story to scam donors into giving them $400,000 on GoFundMe.
Kate McClure and her boyfriend Mark D’Amico, of Bordentown, New Jersey, made headlines after setting up a fundraising page for Johnny Bobbitt last year.
She said Bobbitt came to her aid and gave her his last $20 when she ran out of gas on an Interstate 95 exit ramp in Philadelphia late one night last October.
More than 14,000 people donated to the GoFundMe campaign McClure and D’Amico set up as a way to give back to Bobbitt.
But now, it has been revealed that McClure, D’Amico and Bobbitt will all face charges including conspiracy and theft by deception, NBC10 reports.
They allegedly provided a false story in order to raise money for themselves, a source familiar with the case told the station.
McClure and D’Amico turned themselves in to Burlington County prosecutors on Wednesday, the source said. It was not clear if Bobbitt had turned himself in as well.