Woman pleads guilty to $400,000 GoFundMe scam involving a homeless veteran

Mail Online | 4/15/2019 | Stephanie Haney For Dailymail.com;Associated Press
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A New Jersey woman pleaded guilty to her role in concocting a feel-good tale about a homeless man rescuing her from the side of a highway and scamming 14,000 donors out of $400,000 in GoFundMe contributions.

Katelyn McClure pleaded guilty in New Jersey state Superior Court on Monday to second-degree theft by deception under a plea agreement.

Prosecutors - McClure - Years - State - Prison

Prosecutors say McClure will serve four years in state prison and must repay the $400,000 under the deal.

She must also testify against her former boyfriend and co-defendant Mark D'Amico.

McClure - Plea - Johnny - Bobbitt - Friday

McClure's plea comes after Johnny Bobbitt was sentenced Friday to five years' probation for his role in the scheme.

D'Amico has denied wrongdoing.

Prosecutors - Trio - Story - Bobbitt - McClure

Prosecutors say the trio fabricated the 2017 story of Bobbitt rescuing McClure from the side of a Philadelphia highway to enrich themselves.

Johnny Bobbitt, 36, pleaded guilty in March in state court to conspiracy to commit theft by deception.

Pursuant - Plea - Deal - Bobbitt - Drug

Pursuant to a plea deal, Bobbitt will enroll in an inpatient drug treatment program.

If he violates those conditions he'll face five years in prison with no possibility of parole for at least 18...
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