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NJ Woman in GoFundMe Scheme Pleads Guilty, Faces 4 Years

Johnny Bobbitt and Katelyn McClure have admitted their roles in a GoFundMe scheme that schemed donors out of $400,000

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    Woman Pleads Guilty in GoFundMe Scam

    A woman pleaded guilty for her role in scamming donors on GoFundMe. We take a look at the plea deal.

     

    (Published Monday, April 15, 2019)

    A New Jersey woman accused of taking part in a scheme with her then-boyfriend along with a homeless man from Philadelphia to scam GoFundMe donors out of more than $400,000, pleaded guilty Monday in Superior Court. 

    Katelyn McClure, 29, of Bordentown, will serve a four-year term in New Jersey state prison in exchange for pleading guilty to second degree theft by deception, under the terms of an agreement with the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office. She will be sentenced on June 3.

    The guilty plea comes after co-defendant Johnny Bobbitt, 35, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering. He was sentenced to five years probation last week.

    Prosecutors say McClure conspired with Bobbitt and her then-boyfriend Mark D'Amico to concoct a story about Bobbitt giving McClure his last $20 for gas. Bobbitt and the couple raised $400,000, which authorities say was spent on luxury items and casino trips.

    D'Amico has pleaded not guilty to the state charges.

    GoFundMe says it has refunded everyone who contributed to the campaign.