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Woman and Homeless Man Involved in $400,000 GoFundMe Scam Plead Guilty to Charges


The woman and homeless man at the center of an alleged GoFundMe scam have pleaded guilty in federal court. Kate McClure pleaded guilty to wire fraud on Wednesday, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. The homeless man Johnny Bobbitt, 36, also admitted to conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Both cases were in federal court. A theft and conspiracy case in Burlington County, New Jersey remains ongoing against them and McClure’s ex-boyfriend Mark D’Amico.

Prosecutors claim D’Amico, McClure, and Bobbitt made up a heartwarming story where Bobbitt, a homeless man, gave McClure his last $20 after she ran out of gas. The couple started a GoFundMe page to ostensibly support the disadvantaged Good Samaritan. Instead, it devolved into allegations that the couple kept some of the money for themselves and that the story was a fraud.

Bobbitt faces between six and 30 months in prison. McClure could spend up to 33 months behind bars.

McClure’s attorney blamed D’Amico as the driving force because the scheme.

Needless to say, their relationship is over. McClure made allegations against D’Amico last year, though an attorney for D’Amico pushed back on her claims.

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