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All Money Refunded in Alleged GoFundMe Scam

Donors who gave money to help homeless man get it back after criminal charges brought
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 25, 2018 11:15 AM CST
Johnny Bobbitt, left, Kate McClure and Mark D'Amico.   (Burlington County Prosecutors Office via AP, File)

(Newser) – Anyone who fell for the tale of the down-on-his-luck Good Samaritan on GoFundMe has gotten their money back. The crowd-funding website says it has refunded all of the more than $400,000 that came in from more than 14,000 people, reports People. Police have since charged Johnny Bobbitt Jr., Kate McClure, and Mark D'Amico with theft by deception, accusing them of concocting a story that Bobbitt spent his last $20 to buy gas for McClure's broken-down car. It might have worked, until Bobbitt went public with complaints that he hadn't received any of the money. (McClure's attorney played a tape aimed at pinning the blame on D'Amico.)

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