TRENTON, New Jersey -- GoFundMe says it has refunded everyone who contributed to a campaign involving a homeless veteran from Philadelphia who prosecutors allege schemed with a New Jersey couple to scam donors out of more than $400,000.GoFundMe spokesman Bobby Whithorne said Tuesday that "all donors who contributed to this GoFundMe campaign have been fully refunded" and the organization is cooperating fully with law enforcement. Burlington County prosecutors allege in a criminal complaint that Johnny Bobbitt conspired with Katelyn McClure and her boyfriend at the time, Mark D'Amico, to concoct a feel-good story about Bobbitt giving McClure his last $20 when her car ran out of gas.Whithorne said campaigns involving misuse "make up less than one-tenth of one percent" of all GoFundMe campaigns, but such behavior "is unacceptable" and "has consequences.""We have a zero tolerance policy for fraudulent behavior," he said. "If fraud occurs, donors get refunded and we work with law enforcement … [Read more...] about GoFundMe: Donors refunded in scam involving couple and homeless vet
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GoFundMe says it has refunded more than $400,000 back to 14,000 donors who opened their wallets to help a homeless veteran in what prosecutors now say was a fake "good Samaritan" scam. The online fundraising campaign was started by New Jersey couple Kate McClure and Mark D'Amico to raise money for Johnny Bobbitt, who supposedly gave McClure his last $20 when her car ran out of gas. But prosecutors say the three actually made up the story and conspired to split the proceeds. All of the money raised has now been refunded, including processing and administration fees, GoFundMe spokesperson Bobby Whithorne, said in an email to CBS News on Monday.After a chance encounter at a local casino, the trio allegedly devised a story that prosecutors later called "too good to be true." McClure and D'Amico set up a GoFundMe campaign, "Paying it Forward," to reward Bobbitt for his generosity around the holiday season last year. The story caught the attention of people around the … [Read more...] about GoFundMe refunds more than $400,000 to donors as New Jersey couple and homeless vet face grand jury
close Video Claire McCaskill's husband accused of abuse by ex-wife Democratic Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill’s husband was reportedly accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill has championed herself as a supporter of veterans in the run-up to the Midterms, but her husband's past is coming back to haunt her again. Joseph Shepard’s Sugar Creek Capital, a company he founded, was listed in 2013 as an “Equity Investor (State)” and was the state’s Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) syndicator for the Salvation Army St. Louis Garrison Residence in Missouri. The development, designed specifically for homeless veterans and dubbed a “permanent solution” to the problem, received $815,000 in federal LIHTCs and $250,000 in state LIHTCs. But the residence attempted to evict at least five former homeless veterans between 2015 and 2016 for owing rent, according to documents obtained by Fox News. In … [Read more...] about Claire McCaskill’s husband invested in pro-veteran properties that tried to evict homeless vets over $233 owed rent
Amy Brittain, The Washington Post Published 2:47 pm PDT, Thursday, August 9, 2018 Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Zach Gibson Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh meets with congressional leaders in Washington on July 24. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh meets with congressional leaders in Washington on July 24. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Zach Gibson Inside Brett Kavanaugh's personal finances: credit card debts, $92,000 country-club fee 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In front of a law-school crowd in 2015, Brett Kavanaugh mentioned the success of a younger attorney who worked as his deputy in the White House and became the general counsel of Facebook in 2008. Kavanaugh, who was a federal appeals judge at the time, had never heard of the company. "That turned out to be a really good … [Read more...] about Inside Brett Kavanaugh’s personal finances: credit card debts, $92,000 country-club fee
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