New Jersey man pleads guilty to $400,000 GoFundMe scam where he and his ex-girlfriend made up heartwarming story about veteran giving her his last $20

  • New Jersey man Mark D’Amico, 42, plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud on Monday for his involvement in a $400,000 GoFundMe scheme in 2017
  • D’Amico and his ex-girlfriend Katelyn McClure made up a story using homeless man Johnny Bobbitt Jr
  • The trio cooked up a story claiming that Bobbitt Jr. gave McClure his last $20 after she broke down on the interstate
  • The couple then set up a GoFundMe for the homeless man, raking in $400,000 in donations 
  • Bobbitt, however, filed a lawsuit against the couple as they had only given him a portion of the find while they used most it to live a ‘lavish’ lifestyle
  • McClure and Bobbitt pleaded guilty for their involvement in 2019
  • D’Amico had also pleaded guilty that year on the state charge of misapplication of entrusted property
  • His sentencing is schedule for March 28, 2022 and is facing a penalty of up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine 

A New Jersey man who was involved in a $400,000 GoFundMe scheme which he cooked up with his ex-girlfriend and a homeless veteran pleaded guilty in…

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