Police search home of couple accused of stealing money from homeless veteran

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GoFundMe has agreed to pay homeless man Mr Bobbitt about $500,000 raised for him by Ms McClure and Mr D'Amico.

GoFundMe released a joint statement Thursday night with Cozen O'Connor, the Philadelphia-based law firm representing Johnny Bobbitt Jr., promising that the 35-year-old Marine Corps veteran and former firefighter will receive the rest of the funds. "GoFundMe's goal has always been to ensure Johnny gets support he deserves", the statement said in part.

A couple in New Jersey raised about $400k for the people who had no homes to stay.

Bobbitt's story went viral and generated approximately $400,000 dollars; however he did not receive all of the donations. "We're fulfilling that commitment today and we will continue to work with Johnny's team to make sure he's receiving all donated amounts".

The Associated Press reported that during the search police confiscated bags and boxes of materials, and hauled away a new BMW from the couple's home.

"As of this time, there have been no charges filed", the prosecutor added. "Further updates will be provided as circumstances warrant".

GoFundMe said they will dole out the cash if their investigation finds the claims to be true.

McClure and D'Amico have been ordered to appear in depositions next week to explain what happened to the money, according to the report. They could not be reached for comment Thursday morning.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Bobbitt's story made national headlines past year after he gave his last $20 to McClure after she ran out of gas while on Interstate 95 in Kensington, Pennsylvania.

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"They went on shopping sprees", she told the paper. Other videos showed D'Amico hitting golf balls off the lawn around the home.

The couple reportedly gave the man $75,000 and promised to buy him a home, but the relationship deteriorated and he ended up with a camper on a piece of property owned by the couple.

"He's homeless and penniless", Promislo aid about Bobbitt in an interview with the Post last week. Their lawyer, Ernest E. Badway, said the two would invoke their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.

The attorney for McClure and D'Amico declined to confirm that the money is gone and noted that the couple agreed to allow a forensic accountant to go through their records to determine where the money went.

It's unclear whether the criminal investigation will influence the judge's civil court orders.

Bobbitt's lawyer says he's been told that all the money is now gone. The man was gifted a vehicle -a 1999 Ford Ranger by the couple.

Chris Fallon, Bobbitt's attorney, also didn't immediately respond Thursday to a request for comment.

D'Amico said in a second text said that he and McClure were forced to "bad mouth" Bobbitt in their defense, which he said he didn't want either.

Bobbitt filed a lawsuit against the couple last month.

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