Nov 16 2018
- A news conference is scheduled for Thursday afternoon by the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office to announce findings in an investigation of a homeless veteran and the couple who raised money for him through a GoFundMe campaign.
The original tale went like this: in 2017, an attractive woman, Kate McClure, ran out of gas getting off the highway, and a homeless US Marine veteran, 34-year-old Johnny Bobbitt Jr., approached her auto and offered her his last $20 so that she could get home.
Prosecutors say they will be pursuing jail time in this case. "It was fictitious and illegal and there are consequences".
A Philadelphia prisons spokeswoman says Johnny Bobbitt was brought in Wednesday night by USA marshals and remained in custody Thursday on probation detainers and a $50,000 bond. He said authorities found more than 60,000 texts between McClure and D'Amico about their financial woes, discussing their inability to pay their bills and their increasing debts.
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.
Last fall, social media was abuzz with the story of McClure and D'Amico's seeming act of kindness. McClure and D'Amico had met Bobbitt near a casino they frequented and had known him for about a month before the GoFundMe campaign went live, he said.
"Johnny did not ask me for a dollar, and I couldn't repay him at that moment because I didn't have any cash, but I have been stopping by his spot for the past few weeks", McClure explained in her initial GoFundMe post.
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The property, which has 75 rooms, has been booked till November 17, which is also the day that the resort closes for the season. Reportedly dressed in outfits by designer Sabysachi Mukherjee, the couple's Konkani ceremony began at 7 am (11:30 am IST).
Storm packing snow, sleet, freezing rain to hit Philly area Thursday morning
Be sure to grab a coat out-the-door, as wind chills are now in the 20's and the breeze continues from the northwest. Wind: S 5-10 miles per hour . 'Although many places should be dry, showers are possible in the east.
Residents Flee as Wildfire Chews Through Northern California
Sky News US correspondent Greg Milam, who is in Los Angeles, said: "What's driving this fire is the Santa Ana winds ". The bodies of two people have been discovered in Malibu but it is unclear whether their deaths were caused by fire.
Now, investigators say it was all a ploy to raise money. So he made a decision to sue the couple for fraud in August. The money, Bobbitt said, would change his life.
All donors who contributed to the campaign will be refunded by GoFundMe, the company announced Thursday.
Bobbitt received $75,000, and within months McClure and D'Amico had "squandered" their share to buy a auto, high-end handbags and trips, Coffina said.
An attorney for Bobbitt could not immediately be reached for comment.
Mark D'Amico, Kate McClure and Johnny Bobbitt will face charges including conspiracy and theft by deception, according to the source.
The relationship between the three soured in August when Mr Bobbitt brought legal action against the couple, alleging they were using the funds as their personal "piggy bank" to fund an extravagant lifestyle.
GoFundMe had said Bobbit would get the balance of the donations no matter how the money was spent.
Nov 16 2018
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte defends taking 'power naps' at summit
The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan have conflicting claims with China in parts of the South China Sea . Duterte, 73, needed to catch up on his sleep, spokesman Salvador Panelo said, according to Sky News .
Nov 14 2018
Wildfire triggers evacuation order for Malibu
At the moment the fire is in Butte county, powering through Paradise City and under watch from the Paradise Police Department. Camp Fire in Butte County Red circles on this live-updating map are actively burning areas, as detected by satellite.
Nov 13 2018
Trump on new acting AG: I dont know Matt Whitaker
Susan Collins, R-Maine, on Friday said she wants the Senate to debate placing restrictions on Trump's ability to remove Mueller. Whitaker wrote an op-ed article saying Mueller would be straying outside his mandate if he investigated Trump family finances.
Nov 12 2018
Kardashians, Lady Gaga, Cher fear for homes as California wildfire spreads
The TV series "Westworld" is among the many productions that have filmed at the ranch in the mountains west of Los Angeles. According to TMZ , Kim was returning from a visit to San Quentin Prison in northern California when she spotted the blaze.
Nov 11 2018
Timberwolves Trade Jimmy Butler To Philadelphia 76ers In Package Deal
He had reportedly listed the NY teams, along with the Clippers among his preferred destinations after requesting a trade . Simmons anticipates that the Sixers' big three would develop chemistry based on a common bond.
Nov 11 2018
Jimmy Kimmel Makes a Solid Case for Firing Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Despite losing his White House pass, Acosta traveled to Paris this weekend to cover Trump's trip to meet with world leaders. Ryan isn't the only black female journalist Trump has derided this week. "You shouldn't be working for CNN ", Trump said.
Nov 10 2018
Manchester United trio send sympathy to injured Danny Welbeck, striker in hospital
He was taken off on a stretcher with his right leg heavily strapped before being rushed to hospital to assess the damage. But I think the players were concentrated on the match and we forgot this injury the next minute on the pitch.
Nov 09 2018
Meghan Markle's mother Doria gets invited to spend Christmas with the Royals
However, they stayed not in the Royal Palace, and Anmer hall - located near the Norfolk residence of Kate and William. Meghan and her mum, Doria Ragland , are said to have a close relationship.
Nov 08 2018
Three states vote to legalize marijuana in midterm election
In Ohio , six cities had local cannabis decriminalization measures, with five voting in favor of decriminalization. In Florida, 63 percent voted to pass a measure that restores voting rights to 1.5 million former convicts .
Nov 06 2018
Amazon is giving everyone free shipping on everything for the holidays
Normally, free two-day shipping is something only Prime subscribers get, and a Prime subscription can cost a fair amount of money. Amazon explained in the press release that the promo will last for a limited time, suggesting minimums will return.
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