Couple, homeless man charged with faking story that earned $400k in donations

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — A New Jersey couple and a homeless man who used a GoFundMe page to raise $400,000 dollars now all face criminal charges.

Prosecutors say Mark D’amico and Kate McClure conspired with destitute Johnny Bobbitt to create the get-rich-quick scheme in 2017.

The couple created a GoFundMe page, claiming the homeless, drug addict Bobbitt spent his last $20 to fill up McClure’s empty gas tank after her car broke down.

The charity campaign exploded, raising tens of thousands of dollars from unsuspecting donors in a matter of days.
 
All three face charges of conspiracy and theft by deception for working together to create the alleged ruse. 

The couple turned themselves in to authorities on Wednesday, but Bobbitt is still at large.
 

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