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Post by Witness » Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:33 am

Judge gives Burlington County pair 24 hours to turn over donations for homeless man

MOUNT HOLLY – A judge on Thursday ordered a Burlington couple to turn over all remaining donations made for a homeless Philadelphia man after his good Samaritan act captured widespread media attention last fall.

The relationship between Johnny Bobbitt Jr. and Katelyn McClure and Mark D'Amico turned divisive over the past few months as Bobbitt claimed the couple were keeping the money from him.

In November, Bobbitt was hailed as a hero when he bailed McClure out of a jam along a busy Philadelphia highway.

McClure had run out of fuel on an Interstate 95 exit ramp and Bobbitt stopped to help her, eventually walking several blocks to get gas with his last $20.

McClure had no money to repay the man that day, but returned later with food, cash and gift cards. She and her boyfriend, D'Amico, then created a crowdfunding campaign to help the homeless U.S. Marine and former paramedic.

The GoFundMe campaign ultimately collected more than $400,000 from 14,347 donors.

The law firm of Cozen O'Connor filed a civil lawsuit on Bobbitt's behalf Tuesday, alleging McClure and D'Amico have committed fraud and refused to give him all of the money.

Bobbitt, who is still living on the streets in Philadelphia, also sought the appointment of a court receiver to oversee the fund, but the judge did not appoint one Thursday.

Superior Court Judge Paula T. Dow did issue a temporary restraining order to prevent dissipation of the money. She also ordered the couple to transfer within 24 hours the remainder of the donations to their defense lawyer, who was directed to place it in a trust fund.

Dow said that amount of time is sufficient to withdraw funds out of the bank Friday or Saturday or "to pull it out of pillowcases."
https://eu.courierpostonline.com/story/ ... 136759002/

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Re: Greed

Post by WildCat » Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:08 am

When virtue signaling goes horribly wrong...
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Re: Greed

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:22 am

Looks like my skepticism was justified:

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Re: Greed

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:53 am

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Re: Greed

Post by Witness » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:20 pm

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

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

All three face charges of conspiracy and theft by deception for working together to create the alleged ruse.

The couple turned themselves in to authorities on Wednesday, but Bobbitt is still at large.
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/39486545/cou ... -donations

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Re: Greed

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:45 am

Witness wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:20 pm
Couple, homeless man charged with faking story that earned $400K in donations

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

All three face charges of conspiracy and theft by deception for working together to create the alleged ruse.

The couple turned themselves in to authorities on Wednesday, but Bobbitt is still at large.
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/39486545/cou ... -donations
Sorry I missed this thread. I updated the other "Japanese Original" thread on the topic.
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