Johnny Bobbitt heads to New Jersey to face trial in GoFundMe scam

November 29, 2018

This November 2018 photo provided by the Burlington County Prosecutors office shows Johnny Bobbitt. A feel-good tale of Bobbitt, a homeless man using his last $20 to help Katelyn McClure, a stranded New Jersey woman, buy gas, was actually a complete lie, a prosecutor said Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. A GoFundMe that was set up by McClure and her boyfriend Mark D'Amico raised more than $400,000 to help Bobbitt.

By Staff

Johnny Bobbitt the homeless man at the center a viral GoFundMe scam, waived his right to an extradition hearing on Thursday, a move that clears the way for him to be sent to New Jersey to face fraud charges for his role in the get-rich-quick scheme gone wrong.

Bobbitt, 35, appeared before Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Shanese I. Johnson bearded and bald, wearing baggy gray sweatpants and a drab prison-issued shirt, but no shackles.

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