Johnny Bobbitt, homeless vet in alleged GoFundMe scam, released on bail

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Johnny Bobbitt, homeless vet in alleged GoFundMe scam released on bail. Watch this report from Action News at Noon on December 14, 2018.

A homeless veteran from Philadelphia who allegedly schemed with a New Jersey couple to scam GoFundMe donors out of more than $400,000 will be released from jail pending trial.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed at a court hearing Friday that Johnny Bobbitt will be released from county jail and live in his apartment in Philadelphia.

Bobbitt will be subject to electronic monitoring.

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NJ.com reports Bobbitt also will be required to attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings.

Burlington County prosecutors say Bobbitt conspired with Katelyn McClure and her former boyfriend, Mark D'Amico, to concoct a feel-good story about Bobbitt giving McClure his last $20 when her car ran out of gas.
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All GoFundMe money is gone, attorney for homeless man says. Chad Pradelli reports during Action News at 4:30pm on September 4, 2018.



They raised $400,000, which authorities say was spent on luxury items and casino trips.

All three face conspiracy and theft charges.
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