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The Latest: GoFundMe, law firm says homeless man to get cash

September 7, 2018

FLORENCE, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on $400,000 in donations raised for a homeless man (all times local):

10:52 p.m.

GoFundMe and the law firm representing a homeless good Samaritan say he will receive all the money raised for him.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that GoFundMe and Cozen O’Connor issued a joint statement Thursday saying that Johnny Bobbitt will get an amount equal to the balance he did not receive through the fundraiser.

Authorities executed a search warrant earlier Thursday at the home of Mark D’Amico and Katelyn McClure of New Jersey who raised $400,000 online for Bobbitt. He is suing them for mismanaging the cash. Bobbitt’s lawyer says he’s been told the money is gone.

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina confirmed the criminal investigation because of the “enormous public interest” in the case.

No charges have been filed. McClure and D’Amico have denied wrongdoing.

Bobbitt got McClure gas when she was stranded in Philadelphia.

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10:12 a.m.

Authorities say they’ve opened a criminal investigation and executed a search warrant at the home of a New Jersey couple who raised $400,000 online for a homeless good Samaritan who now claims they mismanaged the cash.

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina said Thursday he was confirming the investigation because of the “enormous public interest” in the case.

Authorities searched the home of Mark D’Amico and Katelyn McClure in Florence early Thursday morning.

No charges have been filed. Their lawyer did not answer phone calls.

The couple are being sued by Johnny Bobbitt, who got McClure gas late one night when she was stranded in Philadelphia. She set up a GoFundMe page for him, but the relationship soured.

Bobbitt’s lawyer says he’s been told all the money is gone. It’s unclear what happened to it. McClure and D’Amico have denied wrongdoing.

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