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Ex-boyfriend pleads guilty in helpful-homeless-man scam

Posted: 3:03 PM, Dec 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-06 15:09:06-05
Homeless vet in GoFundMe scam involving NJ couple gets probation

A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to a state charge stemming from a scheme that raked in more than $400,000 in online donations with a phony story about a homeless veteran.

Mark D'Amico pleaded guilty Friday in state Superior Court in Burlington County to misapplication of entrusted property stemming from the late 2017 scheme.

Prosecutors say D'Amico, his ex-girlfriend, Katelyn McClure and homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt came up with a story about Bobbitt using is last $20 to help McClure get gas when she was stranded on the side of the road.