Couple Raised $400k With GoFundMe for Homeless Veteran, Gets Raided by Police

After a couple raised $400k for a homeless veteran, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office served a search warrant and seized items from their New Jersey home. Allegedly they stole the GoFundMe funds from the homeless veteran.

Johnny Bobbitt, a homeless veteran, gave his last $20 to a woman who had just ran out of gas and was just trying to get home. The homeless veteran knew the lady was in a bad area and helped her. In response she started a GoFundMe to help him raise $10k to get back on his feat. The project exploded and over $400k was raised.

Couple Raised $400k With GoFundMe for Homeless Veteran, Gets Raided by Police

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The woman who started the GoFundMe, Katie McClure, and her boyfriend Mark D’Amico, gave Bobbitt $75k and took the rest and now they are facing major consequences.

This could have been a really great situation but instead greed ruined it. People came together and contributed money to help get the veteran headed in the right direction. This might have even been McClure’s intention to start, but with $400,000 in front of her, she was unable to resist.

Per Fox News:

Burlington County said a “search warrant was executed early this morning by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and the Florence Township Police Department at the residence of D’Amico and McClure in connection with a criminal investigation into the Johnny Bobbitt matter.”

“As of this time, there have been no charges filed,” Burlington County Prosecutor Scott A. Coffina said in a statement.

Superior Court Judge Paula Dow said the day before that McClure and D’Amico must show up in court next week for a deposition in a suit filed by Bobbitt over the whereabouts of the hundreds of thousands of dollars raised for him via GoFundMe, according to Fox 29.

Bobbitt’s story went viral in late 2017 after he gave McClure his last $20 for gas when she was stranded. She set up a GoFundMe page for him, which raised $400,000.

This greedy couple took advantage of a veteran and should face prison time. Do the donors ever get their money back in a situation like this?

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