The GoFundMe platform will reimburse the homeless $400,000 spent by the initiators of the charity campaign

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The couple, who founded the charity campaign, promised to buy a house and a car for the homeless Johnny Bobbitt on the money they collected.

Photo Elizabeth Robertson / The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP / East News

The GoFundMe crowdfunding platform will pay the homeless Johnny Bobbit $400,000 spent by Kate McClure and Marc D’Amico, who founded the charity campaign. On September 6, police raided the house of McClure and D’Amico in New Jersey. Charges to the pair have not yet been filed.

McClure began a campaign to help Bobbitt in November 2017. Shortly before that, he bailed out a girl, buying gas for his last money. McClure decided to thank the homeless and help him find a place to live. Instead of the planned $10,000, she managed to collect $400,000 through GoFundMe, which Kate and her boyfriend Mark were promised to spend on a house and a car for Bobby. However, the homeless did not receive this money. McClure and D’Amico provided him with a trailer, located on their own site, and an old car. In June, Bobbit again began to live on the street–D’Amico evicted him from the house on wheels. In turn, the couple claimed that they gave Bobbitt money, but he spent it on drugs.

Previously, lawyers representing the interests of the homeless suspected that McClure and D’Amico had spent money collected through the campaign on their own vacation and a BMW car.


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