Report: Couple, homeless man charged with faking story that earned $400K in donations


A couple from New Jersey and a homeless man from North Carolina who used a GoFundMe page to raise $400,000 dollars now all face criminal charges, according to a report by WRAL

The station reports that Mark D'amico and Kate McClure conspired with destitute Johnny Bobbitt to create the get-rich-quick scheme in 2017.

According to their report, prosecutors said the couple created a GoFundMe page, claiming the homeless, drug addict Bobbitt spent his last $20 to fill up McClure's empty gas tank after her car broke down. The charity campaign exploded, raising tens of thousands of dollars.

WRAL reports that all three now face charges of conspiracy and theft by deception for working together to create the alleged ruse. 

The couple reportedly turned themselves in to police on Wednesday, but Bobbitt is still at large.