GoFundMe Couple Blew $400,000 They Raised for Selfless Homeless Man – Tell Reporters They Could Not Trust Him with Money
The New Jersey couple who raised money on Gofundme for a selfless homeless man blew all the money.
Kate McClure and Mark D’Amico raised $400,000 for Johnny Bobbit.
Then they blew it all on shoes and pricey vacations.
The couple says they could not trust Bobbitt with the money.
FOX News reported:
The lawyer for a homeless man in Philadelphia whose selflessness led to donations of over $400,000 through an online fundraising page reportedly said the couple who set up the fund spent the money on amassing a shoe collection and pricey vacations.
Johnny Bobbitt’s attorney, Jacqueline Promislo, told The New York Post that the couple started to spend the money right after depositing it into their bank account.
“They went on shopping sprees,” she told the paper. “[Bobbitt] tells me they had a Louis Vuitton bag and Chanel sunglasses, a new iPhone 10.”
She said that a forensic accountant will sift through the account and verify the allegations. “But now that they say there is no money, where did it go?”
Kate McClure and Mark D’Amico are the couple accused in a lawsuit brought by Bobbitt of mismanaging donations raised for him through GoFundMe. The couple deny the claims in the suit, saying they’re wary of giving Bobbitt large sums because they fear he will buy drugs.
GoFundMe spokesman Bobby Whithorne said the company is working with law enforcement to ensure that Johnny Bobbitt gets all the money raised for him after he used his last $20 to help a woman get gas.