Johnny Bobbitt to return to New Jersey to face charges in GoFundMe scam

December 3, 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 settled outstanding drug charges in Philadelphia Monday, clearing the last hurdle on his road to New Jersey to face the consequences on charges of defrauding more than 14,000 donors who contributed over $400,000 to his fabricated GoFundMe campaign.

Bobbitt, 35, who appeared before Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Wendy L. Pew wearing a t-shirt featuring the phrase “Explore the Outdoors,” was found in violation of his probation on three misdemeanor drug-possession convictions from July 2017. If not for those cases, he would have been sent to New Jersey last week, when he waived his right to an extradition hearing.

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