Woman involved in $400,000 GoFundMe scam suspended from state job

A New Jersey woman accused of a GoFundMe scam involving her boyfriend and a homeless veteran has been suspended from her state job.

Katelyn McClure, who worked as a receptionist at the Department of Transportation, was charged alongside her boyfriend, Mark D'Amico, and a homeless veteran, Johnny Bobbitt, for theft and deception.

McClure is on “suspension status,” a DOT spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday, CBS reported. The spokeswoman declined to specify if the suspension was paid or not.

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McClure and D’Amico shared a story on GoFundMe of how Bobbitt used his last $20 to get gas for McClure’s car when it ran out. Over 14.000 donors donated more than $400,000 — but the entire story was a scam from the beginning.

Bobbitt sued the couple in September after they reportedly withheld his funds and spent on trips and luxury items.

McClure claims she was unaware of the scam the entire time and the whole plot was planned by her boyfriend — despite evidence prosecutors presented.

“You started the whole f--king thing. You did everything,” McClure told her boyfriend in a tape recording, according to ABC News. “I had no part in any of this, and I'm the one taking f--king fall.”

McClure’s lawyer, James Gerrow, said “she didn't understand or appreciate the fact that this might very well be a crime,” and that she was trying to help Bobbitt the entire time.

The funds will be returned to donors, GoFundMe said.

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