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Homeless vet Johnny Bobbitt is a NO SHOW in court after being charged for his part in '$400,000 GoFundMe scam in which he and a couple convinced the nation that he gave his last $20 to help the girlfriend buy fuel'

Homeless vet Johnny Bobbitt is NO SHOW in court after being charged in $400,000 GoFundMe

The homeless man (pictured) who was involved in a GoFundMe scam along with a couple who swindled donors out of $400,000 failed to appear in court on Tuesday, and the judge believes he has been using drugs.  A warrant is now out for the arrest of Johnny Bobbitt, 35, after he did not show up for court, despite being fitted with an electronic monitoring device. He has also not been in touch with court officials since December 17, according to Philly.com. Bobbitt was released from jail in December after a New Jersey judge, Mark Tarantino, gave him bail conditions of wearing the monitoring device, seeking employment and attending Narcotics Anonymous meetings three times a week. Bobbitt along the couple, Kate McClure and Mark D'Amico (all three together, bottom right) who have since broken up, were charged with concocting a story to bilk kindhearted strangers out of money with a fantastic story that was posted to GoFundMe.

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YET another Charity scam!

Drummer for stars including Paul Simon and Diana Ross turned UN musical director faces 20 years in prison for 'embezzling $750,000 from homeless children charity concert to buy his ex-wife a house'

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Prosecutors say the former musical director for the United Nations, Robin DiMaggio, 47, has been arrested after embezzling $750,000 from the Peace for You Peace for Me Foundation.


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UPDATE:   HOMELESS MAN PART OF PLOT TO STEAL FROM DONORS! 
Homeless man conspired with couple who raised $400k on GoFundMe

Kate McClure and her boyfriend Mark D'Amico, of Bordentown, New Jersey, made headlines after setting up a fundraising page for Johnny Bobbitt (pictured bottom right, and with McClure, main) last year. She said Bobbitt came to her aid and gave her his last $20 when she ran out of gas on an Interstate 95 exit ramp in Philadelphia late one night last October. More than 14,000 people donated to the GoFundMe campaign McClure and D'Amico set up as a way to give back to Bobbitt. But now, it has been revealed that McClure, D'Amico and Bobbitt (pictured together, left) will all face charges including conspiracy and theft by deception. McClure and D'Amico turned themselves in to Burlington County prosecutors on Wednesday, the source said. It was not clear if Bobbitt had turned himself in as well. After the GoFundMe campaign went viral last year, the trio appeared on shows like Good Morning America and conducted a number of interviews together. But the relationship then went sour and Bobbitt sued the couple after claiming they mismanaged a large part of the donations raised for him on GoFundMe and used huge sums for fund a lavish lifestyle for themes. D'Amico and McClure repeatedly denied any wrongdoing or misusing any of the money. They claimed they were wary of giving Bobbitt large sums because they fear he will buy drugs.





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Man accused of stealing homeless veteran's $400,000 GoFundMe donations with his girlfriend is taken into custody in New Jersey on unrelated warrants

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Mark D'Amico, 39, of New Jersey, who is accused of stealing $400,000 from a GoFundMe he helped set up for homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt, Jr., was taken into custody on Monday on other charges.


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I only give to charities that publish their fininacials!
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Man accused of stealing homeless veteran's $400,000 GoFundMe donations with his girlfriend is taken into custody in New Jersey on unrelated warrants

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Mark D'Amico, 39, of New Jersey, who is accused of stealing $400,000 from a GoFundMe he helped set up for homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt, Jr., was taken into custody on Monday on other charges.

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GoFundMe vows to pay homeless man back the $400k 'stolen' from him by couple who set up his fundraiser, as cops raid their home and cart away a suspicious new BMW 

GoFundMe vows to pay homeless man the $400k 'stolen' from him by couple who set up his

Mark D'Amico and Kately McClure (right), the couple accused of defrauding Johnny Bobbitt (left), had their home raided by police who have opened a criminal investigation. D'Amico and McClure raised $400,000 for Johnny Bobbitt after he spent his last $20 on gas for them to get home. Bobbitt is now suing the couple, claiming they kept the money for themselves and have spent it on vacations and gambling. Police today announced they are investigating the couple and executed a search warrant at their home in Florence, New Jersey. The inset photo shows a BMW being towed from their home.


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These are just horrible people.
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This is why YOU NEVER GIVE TO GO FUND ME, or charities that have no oversite!

'He's devastated': EVERY penny of the $400,000 raised for good Samaritan homeless man has been spent by the couple who started GoFundMe page for him after he gave them his last $20

'He's devastated': Every penny of the $400,000 raised for homeless veteran has gone

Johnny Bobbitt  (left) and his lawyer discovered a $400,000 fund set up to help him rebuild his life was depleted Tuesday. Forces veteran Bobbitt captured the heart of the nation when it emerged he gave his last $20 to then stranger Kate McClure (right) to buy gas in November last year. The couple set up a GoFundMe page that raised $400,000. McClure and her partner Mark D'Amico now face accusations they spent the money on themselves. Nine months after the pair set up the fundraising page, Bobbitt's lawyers won control only to discover the account was totally empty. Now, Bobbitt and his lawyers have asked for a forensic accountant to examine the couple's records and determine if they misspent any of the money.

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