Last November a feel good story went viral about a homeless man, Johnny Bobbit, who used his last $20 to help Kate McClure fill up her gas tank when she ran out of gas and was stranded near I-95 in Philadelphia.
Kate and her boyfriend, Mark D’Amico were so moved by this man’s kindness they set up a GoFundMe for him which raised $402,000.
Turns out it was a scam! The three conspired together on this get rich scheme.
The New York Post notes, "Their plan began to unravel in August of this year, when Bobbitt sued the couple, claiming they were withholding funds raised on the GoFundMe from him." McClure and D'Amico turned themselves in to authorities on Wednesday, while Bobbitt remained at large.
GoFundMe has not commented on this yet. I hope everyone gets their money back!