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Offbeat Homeless Samaritan suing couple who raised funds to help him

01:30  30 august  2018
01:30  30 august  2018 Source:   msn.com

GoFundMe investigating campaign for homeless Samaritan

  GoFundMe investigating campaign for homeless Samaritan A homeless man who helped a stranded motorist in Philadelphia says he is panhandling again and using drugs, and he has no access to money raised on his behalf. Johnny Bobbitt gained worldwide attention when he used his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of stranded motorist Kate McClure in November 2017.

    MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A homeless man whose selfless act of using his last to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia got him worldwide attention is suing the couple who led a 0,000 fundraising campaign to help him . Johnny Bobbitt says he's concerned that

A homeless man whose selfless act of using his last to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia got him worldwide attention is suing the couple who led a 0,000 fundraising campaign to help him . It raised more than 0,000 in funds donated by more than 14,000 people.

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. — A homeless man whose selfless act of using his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia got him worldwide attention is suing the couple who led a $400,000 fundraising campaign to help him.

Down-on-his-luck veteran suing couple that raised $400,000 on his behalf

  Down-on-his-luck veteran suing couple that raised $400,000 on his behalf What started as a heartwarming tale has become a legal potboiler. A homeless veteran handed over his last $20 on Thanksgiving to a young New Jersey couple that had run out of gas in Philadelphia. In a show of gratitude for Johnny Bobbitt, Kate McClure and Mark D’Amico set up a GoFundMe page that raised over $400,000 for the vet.

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. — A homeless man whose selfless act of using his last to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia got him worldwide attention is suing the couple who led a 0,000 fundraising campaign to help him .

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A homeless man whose selfless act of using his last to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia got him worldwide attention is suing the couple who led a 0,000 fundraising campaign to help him . Johnny Bobbitt says he's concerned that Mark

Johnny Bobbitt says he's concerned that Mark D'Amico and Katie McClure have mismanaged a large part of the donations raised for him on GoFundMe. The New Jersey couple denies the claims, saying they're wary of giving Bobbitt large sums because they feared he would buy drugs.

Bobbitt's lawsuit contends the couple committed fraud by taking money from the fundraising campaign for themselves. He's seeking undisclosed damages, and his lawyers want a judge to appoint someone to oversee the account.

A hearing on the lawsuit is scheduled for Thursday.

McClure set up the online fundraiser page as a way to give back to Bobbitt, who came to her aid when she ran out of gas on an Interstate 95 exit ramp late one night. It raised more than $400,000 in funds donated by more than 14,000 people.

Couple ordered to turn over money they raised for homeless veteran

  Couple ordered to turn over money they raised for homeless veteran A judge ordered a New Jersey couple Thursday to give a homeless Philadelphia man whatever's left of the $400,000 they raised for him.Katie McClure and her boyfriend, Mark D'Amico, were told by the Burlington, New Jersey, judge to turn over the remaining money they raised through a GoFundMe campaign for Johnny Bobbitt, according to NBC Philadelphia.

A couple who raised money for a homeless man, is now being sued by him, after he claims he has only received half the money. (Published Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018). What to Know. A homeless man who gave his last to a couple who then led a 0,000 fundraising campaign to help him is now

A homeless man whose selfless act of using his last to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia got him worldwide attention is suing the couple who led a 0,000 fundraising campaign to help him . Johnny Bobbitt says he’s concerned that Mark D’Amico and Katie McClure have

Bobbitt walked a few blocks to buy McClure gas. She didn't have money to repay him at the time, but sought him out days later to give him the money, and visited him a few more times to bring food and water. They later appeared on shows like "Good Morning America" and were interviewed by the BBC.

But the relationship has since gone sour.

Christopher C. Fallon, one of Bobbitt's lawyers, told The Philadelphia Inquirer that the legal action was taken after D'Amico ignored multiple requests for a full accounting of the money raised by the GoFundMe campaign.

"He's really left us with no choice but to go forward," said Fallon, one of two pro bono lawyers from Cozen O'Connor in Philadelphia whom Bobbitt retained last week.

McClure and D'Amico have repeatedly denied any wrongdoing or misusing any of the money. D'Amico has said Bobbitt spent $25,000 in less than two weeks in December on drugs, in addition to paying overdue legal bills and sending money to his family.

The couple also bought Bobbitt a camper with some of the funds and parked it on land McClure's family owns in Florence. But Bobbitt became homeless again after D'Amico told him in June that he had to leave the property.

During an appearance Monday on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today" show, D'Amico told Kelly there was well over $150,000 left of the donations.


Homeless veteran will get all $400,000 owed to him .
<p>"We're fulfilling that commitment today and we will continue to work with Johnny's team to make sure he's receiving all donated amounts."</p><p></p>To pay it forward, McClure and her boyfriend, Mark D'Amico, started the online fundraiser for Bobbitt, drawing contributions from more than 14,000 people.

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