GoFundMe says donors to homeless man refunded

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GoFundMe says it has issued refunds to everyone who contributed to a campaign involving a homeless veteran from Philadelphia who prosecutors allege schemed with a New Jersey couple to scam donors out of $400,000.

GoFundMe spokesman Bobby Whithorne said Tuesday that “all donors who contributed to this GoFundMe campaign have been fully refunded.” He said the organization is cooperating fully with law enforcement.

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Burlington County prosecutors allege that Johnny Bobbitt conspired with Katelyn McClure and her boyfriend at the time, Mark D’Amico, to concoct a feel-good story about Bobbitt’s giving McClure his last $20 when her car ran out of gas. Prosecutors say the couple actually spent the money on luxury items and casino trips. McClure has alleged she was duped by D’Amico, whose lawyer denied the allegations.

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