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Ex-boyfriend in NJ GoFundMe scam faces federal indictment

Man indicted in GoFundMe scam involving homeless veteran
Posted at 8:14 PM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 20:14:01-05

A New Jersey man who has already pleaded guilty in state court to participating in an online donation fraud scheme faces a federal indictment.

Mark D'Amico was indicted Wednesday on charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering.

The 40-year-old Bordentown resident already faces a five-year term in state prison. Prosecutors say that D'Amico; his ex-girlfriend, Katelyn McClure; and homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt made up a story in late 2017 about Bobbitt giving $20 to help McClure when her car ran out of gas in Philadelphia.

The group solicited donations, purportedly to help Bobbitt. McClure and Bobbitt have already pleaded guilty to federal and state charges.