Viral story of homeless veteran helping woman all GoFundMe scheme, prosecutors say

The viral story of about a homeless man who gave his last $20 to a woman stranded without gas has now taken another turn as prosecutors say the entire incident was a scheme.

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina said Mark D’Amico, Katelyn McClure and Johnny Bobbitt concocted the story that Bobbitt and then made a GoFundMe account which raised over $400,000 for the veteran.

Prosecutors say that within hours of posting the story on a GoFundMe page McClure sent a text message to another person that reportedly admitted the entire story was made up.

All three face charges of second-degree theft by deception and conspiracy charges.

D’Amico and McClure turned themselves over to authorities and had been released pending a hearing set for December.

Bobbitt was arrested in Philadelphia and is awaiting extradition to New Jersey.

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