New Jersey man embroiled in GoFundMe scandal arrested on outstanding warrant
A New Jersey man embroiled in a GoFundMe scandal involving a homeless man has been arrested on an outstanding traffic warrant.
Mark D’Amico was taken to Burlington County jail after his Monday night arrest in Florence Township. The $500 bail had yet to be paid Tuesday morning.
Johnny Bobbitt has sued D’Amico and his girlfriend Katelyn McClure for using part of the $400,000 GoFundMe donations intended for him.
The couple posted to GoFundMe on Nov. 10 for Bobbitt after he used his last $20 to help McClure when she was stranded on a highway in Philadelphia.
The total funds raised were $402,706.
D’Amico and McClure will “likely” face indictment, according to their lawyer Ernest Badway.
“(Since) it is expected that one or both of the Defendants will likely be indicted, my firm and I will no longer be able to continue our representation of them in this matter,” Badway wrote in a letter dated Thursday.
Badway noted the couple is “unable to defend themselves or respond in any meaningful way” after prosecutors seized their personal and business financial records.
A BMW and other evidence was taken away from their home on Thursday.
Last week, Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina cited “enormousness public interest” in a Facebook post in connection to the criminal investigation at D’Amico and McClure’s home, regarding the GoFundMe case.
It is unknown if Badway will further represent the couple.
- With New Wire Services