It was a heartwarming story. A homeless man in the Philadelphia area gave a woman his last $20 to help her out. She and her husband, in turn, started a GoFundMe campaign to help him out. The total amount raised was $400,000. After the website’s fees were paid, $360,000 should have been available for the homeless man, John Bobbitt. He claims he only got about $75,000. And the couple who raised the money, their attorney says it is all gone.
So, where did the cash go?
The couple claimed through their attorney they gave Bobbitt $200,000. Bobbitt pinned the figure at $75,000 in cash, goods and services.
He alleges the couple spent much of the donations on lavish trips, shopping sprees, gambling, and a used BMW.
McClure had no comment as she drove off in that BMW from her Florence Township property on Tuesday.
That being the case, the couple, Kate McClure and Mark D’Amico, are being investigated. On Thursday, a search warrant was executed at their home outside of Philadelphia.
The Action Cam on the scene just after 8 a.m. Thursday showed a BMW in the driveway being loaded onto a truck outside the Burlington County home of Kate McClure and Mark D’Amico….
On Wednesday, Judge Paula Dow told the lawyer for McClure and D’Amico that she had a number of questions about the case and wanted to see the defendants herself. The couple also must give depositions about the money that was raised for Bobbitt.
Oops. Looks like somebody got caught with their hands in the cookie jar.
It remains to be seen how this one plays out, but there is no excuse for defrauding homeless people and those down on their luck. Yes, good deeds should be rewarded, but not like this. These people really need a morality check.