New Jersey couple, homeless vet made up fundraising campaign

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In an effort to thank Bobbitt for the kind gesture, McClure and her boyfriend, Mark D'Amico, created a GoFundMe account for him, which ultimately raised $400,000 from more than 14,000 people.

U.S. news channel NBC10 has obtained information though a source which alleges the trio are now facing charges including conspiracy and theft by deception. McClure did not run out of petrol. Bobbitt did not spot her in trouble and give her money.

The story went viral on social media past year.

Investigators searched McClure and D'Amico's Florence home in September "in connection with a criminal investigation into the Johnny Bobbitt matter", Burlington Cofina said in a statement at the time. He has been transferred to Burlington County, New Jersey, to face charges related to the GoFundMe case.

But in August, it was revealed that their cause wasn't really to help Bobbitt, at least according to the veteran, who sued the couple for withholding cash from the fundraiser from him.

The trio has each been charged with conspiracy to commit theft by deception, which carry sentences of five to 10 years jail, The Inquirer reported.

"I pulled over to the side of the road as far as I could, and I was going to get out and walk to the nearest gas station because it was not that far away, and that's when I met Johnny", McClure told "Good Morning America" in November 2017.

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The couple turned themselves in to authorities Wednesday, while Bobbitt was arrested in Philadelphia.

Johnny Bobbitt, (left), is back living on the street nine months after Mark D'Amico and Kate McClure raised $400,000 for him through a GoFundMe page because they have spent half the money.

All of the money raised through the crowdfunding website will be refunded to those who donated, Coffina said.

The Burlington County prosecutor's office announced the charges Thursday.

This development comes after the couple and Bobbitt embarked on a legal battle after the ex-Marine said the couple did not give him all the money from the GoFundMe campaign made to benefit him. McClure and D'Amico surrendered to police Wednesday but have since been released. Bobbitt's lawyer says his client received about $75,000. GoFundMe is "fully cooperating" with law enforcement officials in the investigation. So he chose to sue the couple for fraud in August. A lawyer for the couple had no comment when contacted by NBC10.

And when D'Amico appeared in court on unrelated traffic charges in September, he told a reporter that everything in the GoFundMe case would soon become 'crystal clear'.

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