Homeless man in GoFundMe scandal arrested after skipping court

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Arrest warrant issued for Johnny Bobbitt: as seen on Action News at 6 p.m., January 8, 2019

The homeless man at the center of a local GoFundMe scam that made national headlines has been arrested after authorities say he skipped out on his court date.

A judge issued an arrest warrant for John Bobbitt Tuesday after he was a no-show at a required court appearance in Burlington County.

The Philadelphia veteran was previously charged for the charity scam.

His story went viral when he reportedly gave his final dollars to a woman who ran out of gas.

The story turned out to be a scheme to raise cash on the crowdfunding website GoFundMe.

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Prosecutor: GoFundMe story about helpful homeless man a hoax. Chad Pradelli reports during Action News at 4pm on November 15, 2018.


Under conditions of his release in December, he was required to inform the court of his new address and efforts to gain employment.


That had not happened which was why a court hearing had been scheduled.
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