Couple ‘blew’ a homeless man’s $400k, cops raid house

10 September, 2018, 15:50 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Martin P. Duffey left Christopher C. Fallon Jr. center who are lawyers for Johnny Bobbitt and Ernest E. Badway right who is the lawyer for the Kate Mc Clure and Mark D'Amico listen during a hearing on missing funds in the Johnny Bobbitt case

A day before a homeless man sued a New Jersey couple, accusing them of stealing $400,000 that they had raised for him on GoFundMe, the man was encouraged to dump his lawyer and take a check for "what's left" of the money rather than have it put in a secure trust and "end up with nothing".

According to a Facebook post from the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office, due to "the enormous public interest in this matter", they confirmed that authorities searched the couple's residence Thursday in connection with the investigation.

New York Post reports Jacqueline Promislo, a Philadelphia-based lawyer representing Johnny Bobbitt Jr., said that Kate McClure, a Bordertown woman Bobbit spent his last bit of money on when she ran out of gas on an interstate, started spending donation money meant for Bobbit nearly immediately after depositing the donations.

On Thursday, authorities raided McClure and D'Amico's house in New Jersey.

GoFundMe said they will dole out the cash if their investigation finds the claims to be true.

Mr D'Amico told The Philadelphia Inquirer they were reluctant to give Mr Bobbitt large sums of money because they were anxious he would spend it on drugs.

Badway did not respond to requests for comment Thursday.

They denied spending any of the money on themselves.

USA law enforcement officials converged Thursday on the New Jersey home of the couple accused of stealing money from a GoFundMe campaign set up to help Johnny Bobbitt, a homeless man whose kindness to a stranger touched hearts across the nation and beyond. In the suit, he says they used the account to "fund a lifestyle they could not otherwise afford".


Attorney Chris Fallon said he found this out during a conference call with the attorney for Kate McClure and Mark D'Amico on Tuesday morning. The man was gifted a auto -a 1999 Ford Ranger by the couple.

A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday ordered the couple to appear in court Monday to provide sworn testimony regarding the dispersion of the money.

But the pair might refuse to testify about where the money went, their attorney indicated.

Bobbitt was also ordered to be deposed, but his attorney stated that he was in a 30-day treatment program.

But a dispute over the money has since arose. The relationship eventually became strained Bobbitt's lawyer says he's been told that all the money is now gone. But suddenly, she had a new BMW, and the couple was taking vacations to Florida, California and Las Vegas, Bobbitt told the Inquirer. Other videos showed D'Amico hitting golf balls off the lawn around the home.

There was even an appearance on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today" show.

In this August 27, 2018 photo released by NBC, Mark D'Amico, left, and Kate McClure speak with host Megyn Kelly on "Megyn Kelly Today", in NY.

Instead, on September 4, Gizmodo reports, the couple's counsel told a judge that all of the funds are gone, despite initially claiming through their lawyer that there was still plenty of money left.

Recommended:



Popular

"Unacceptable": Russia On Britain Blaming Kremlin For Spy Poisoning
Hours later, the men left the United Kingdom on a flight from Heathrow to Moscow - two days after they had arrived at Gatwick. The events sparked a huge public health alert and plunged the UK Government's relations with the Kremlin into crisis.

Time to restore sanity in U.S. politics: Barack Obama
Mr Trump, asked about that speech during a trip to North Dakota, quipped that he had watched it but had fallen asleep. But many Republicans saw the former president's re-entry on the campaign trail as a net positive for them.

Packers stun Bears thanks to unforgettable Rodgers performance
Undoubtedly, they are busy preparing for their game against the Rams on Monday night. "All I got to say is I got to catch it". After he did so, Bears defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris sacked him and landed right on Rodgers' left knee.

China's August Trade Surplus With US Hits Record $31 Billion
Apple also mentioned that tariffs would raise the cost of servers, hard drives and cables for USA data centers. But the president struck a harsher tone toward USA allies.

Tropical storms, depressions and hurricanes quickly forming over Atlantic Ocean
But late this weekend, it appears Florence will pass the first fork, and we will see if it gets captured by the blocking high. East Coast from Florence next week has increased, the Miami-based weather forecaster added.

Cristiano Ronaldo was never lined up for United return - Mourinho
He said: "We will try". "There is a little bit of unfair criticism for me about Paul". "I can not say more". Asked whether his stars can play like City or Liverpool, Mourinho was guarded in his reply.

IPhone 9 may be priced higher than iPhone 8
Remember when Apple called the third-generation iPad the "new iPad", which would make zero sense when the next iPad came along? The "plus" models a bigger screen with a better camera and a multitude of more features in comparison to the lower models.

Heat policy in effect again at US Open
Anastasija Sevastova , the 19-seed from Latvia, stunned Stephens with 6-2, 6-3 victories in straight sets. The Latvian had no apparent power or pace, but she had the touch and variety to smother Stephens' game.

Trump warns Syria, Russia and Iran against Idlib 'tragedy'
There were also reports that terrorist factions in Idlib were literally setting the stage for a false flag chemical "incident". They are to be deployed along with Russian police forces once the government begins occupying Idlib, he said.

Trump says Defense Secretary Mattis to keep his job
Woodward told him that he made the request to at least a half-dozen people close to the president, and that it was never granted. Trump's election . "This is the worst job I've ever had", Woodward reports insiders saying of Kelly's remarks.