Couple Ordered to Hand Over Homeless Man's Fund

Full accounting to be done by Sept. 10
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2018 8:33 AM CDT
In this Nov. 17, 2017, file photo, Johnny Bobbitt Jr., left, Kate McClure, right, and Mark D'Amico pose at a Citgo station in Philadelphia.   (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

(Newser) – "I hate that it came to this." That's what Philadelphia homeless man Johnny Bobbitt Jr. had to say Friday after a judge ordered a couple to hand over the remainder of more than $400,000 raised for him in a GoFundMe campaign, per ABC 13. Bobbitt sued its organizers Kate McClure and Mark D'Amico this week, alleging they used the fund for trips, shopping sprees, and gambling. On Thursday, a judge ordered the couple to turn over the money to Bobbitt's attorneys within 24 hours for a full accounting by Sept. 10. A lawyer for the couple, who previously cited concerns about Bobbitt's drug problem, says he's already received "cash and goods and services of over $200,000." Bobbitt puts the figure at $75,000, reports the Cherry Hill Courier-Post. (Read more homeless stories.)

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