CAMDEN, New Jersey — Johnny Bobbitt was convicted in federal court Monday for his role in a GoFundMe program that made national headlines.
Bobbitt was one of three people to plead guilty in the 2017 scandal.
On Monday, a federal judge sentenced Bobbitt to three years probation and ordered him to pay $25,000 in damages.
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Prosecutors say Bobbitt conspired with Kate McClure and her former boyfriend Mark D’Amico to concoct a feel-good story about the homeless veteran using his last $20 to help McClure when her car crashed on I-95 in Philadelphia ran out of gas.
The story first captured the hearts of people around the world, and they used the lie to raise $400,000 in online donations during the holidays in late 2017 and early 2018.
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Their story began to unravel after the veteran sued the couple, accusing them of not giving him the money.
Court documents revealed that almost no part of their story was true and that within months the couple had spent large chunks of money on lavish casino trips and a BMW.
The trio became the focus of a Hulu documentary called “No Good Deed, A Crowdfunding Holiday Heist,” produced by Action News’ investigative team.
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Bobbitt was sentenced to five years probation on state charges in 2019.
D’Amico, the accused ringleader of the system, was sentenced to 27 months in prison earlier this year.
In July, McClure was sentenced to one year in federal prison.
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https://abc13.com/johnny-bobbitt-gofundme-page-scam-kate-mcclure/12292089/ Homeless veterinarian Johnny Bobbitt has been convicted in federal court of conspiring with Kate McClure and Mark D’Amico in the GoFundMe page scam