Couple Raises $400,000 For Homeless Man, Then Tries To Pocket It

Johnny Bobbitt Jr. left Kate McClure right and McClure's boyfriend Mark D'Amico pose at a Citgo station in Philadelphia. Bobbitt a homeless man whose selfless act of using his last $20 to fill the gas tank

Johnny Bobbitt is suing Mark D’Amico and Katie McClure who raised $400,000 for him

NBC reports that Katie McClure and boyfriend, Mark D'Amico, must turn over the money left over from the donations raised past year for Johnny Bobbitt, 35, a homeless man who assisted the couple after he gave them his last $20 when they ran out of gas on the I-95 freeway in Kensington, Pennsylvania.

The woman was so touched by Johnny Bobitt's good deed, she and her boyfriend started a Go Fund Me account for the man. Kate McClure and her boyfriend, Mark D'Amico, raised about $400,000.

The New Jersey couple denies the claims, saying they're wary of giving Bobbitt large sums because they feared he would buy drugs.

Bobbitt has alleged that McClure and D'Amico withheld the money and spent at least some of it on themselves - a claim the couple largely denies.

Ms McClure, an admin assistant, and her carpenter boyfriend, say that they were anxious the homeless man would spend the money on drugs.


Superior Court Judge Paula T Dow ordered the couple to transfer the money into an escrow account and hire a forensic accountant to review financial records within 10 days, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

He said he feels betrayed, and that he prefers to beg in public than ask the couple for cash. That didn't last long, however, as D'Amico reportedly kicked Bobbitt out in June.

Earlier this month, he told the Philadelphia Inquirer earlier he was back to living on the streets, and believes the couple spent the remaining funds on themselves. In response, McClure and her boyfriend Mark D'Amico set up a GoFundMe out of gratitude.

During an appearance Monday on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today show, D'Amico told Kelly there was well over US$150,000 left of the donations. When McClure ran out of gas, Bobbitt, who.

Jacqueline Promislo, a lawyer for Mr Bobbitt, told the BBC her client estimates the couple spent about $75,000 on his care.


After her story went viral, McClure set up a GoFundMe for Bobbitt that she said was meant to help buy the man a auto and get him a home.

"He's really left us with no choice but to go forward", Fallon told Philly.com.

The couple has also been ordered to provide a full accounting of the money. Bobbitt accuses D'Amico of spending donated money on online gambling.

Bobbitt dropped out of rehab in the winter when D'Amico, a carpenter, began working on a new job and was not able to drive him to the center every day, Badway said.

The couple also bought Mr Bobbitt a camper with some of the funds and parked it on land Ms McClure's family owns in Florence. D'Amico said he spent $500 of the GoFundMe money to gamble because he did not have his SugarHouse Casino card one night, but said he repaid it with his winnings.


Bobbit once blew through $25,000 cash in under two weeks, they claimed to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Some of the money GoFundMe donors gave to him ended up in the pockets of drug dealers, Bobbitt told the Inquirer. "It's going to come down to a demonstration of all the money and where the money went".

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