A couple conspired with a homeless man on a story about him offering the last of his money when the woman's auto ran out of gas and then set up a fraudulent GoFundMe account to scam sympathizers, according to a report Wednesday.
Johnny Bobbitt Jr. gained worldwide attention when he used his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of stranded motorist Kate McClure in November 2017.
The campaign raised almost $400,000 from around 14,000 contributors last fall. According to NBC News, D'Amico and McClure surrendered themselves to authorities on Wednesday.
She said she ran out of gas in Philadelphia and was stuck on the highway when a homeless man named Johnny Bobbitt gave her his last $20. Bobbitt remains at large.
The overwhelming response led to donations from more than 14,000 well wishers, but the couple's relationship with Mr Bobbitt eventually soured as they accused him of using the money to feed a drug habit.
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Bobbitt reportedly was able to purchase a camper and SUV to the tune of about $75,000, but Bobbitt reportedly no longer has access to either one of those assets.
Now the couple and the homeless man are facing charges.
Attorneys for Bobbitt tell FOX 29 they were informed by the defense team after the ruling that the money was gone. For its part, GoFundMe promised all the money would go to Bobbitt as intended. "It's important to remember that our platform is backed by the GoFundMe Guarantee, which means that in the rare case that GoFundMe, law enforcement or a user finds campaigns are misused, donors and beneficiaries are protected".