Indictment 'likely' for couple accused of stealing GoFundMe funds from homeless veteran

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    I heard on World News Tonight that GoFundMe has pledged to provide Mr. Bobbitt with the full $403,000 that was raised.

    Indictment 'likely' for couple accused of stealing from homeless veteran

    New Jersey man Mark D'Amico, 39, was also picked up Monday on a traffic warrant — the latest twist in a case that began as a feel-good tale.

    by Erik Ortiz / Sep.11.2018 / 5:41 AM ET / Updated 10:00 AM ET

    Troubles are mounting for the New Jersey couple accused of stealing from an online fundraiser meant to benefit a homeless veteran after their lawyer said in a court motion they will "likely" be indicted and one of them was arrested Monday night on a traffic warrant.

    Mark D'Amico was picked up on the outstanding warrant and transported to the Burlington County Jail, where he remained Tuesday on $500 bail, Burlington City police told NBC Philadelphia.

    Ernest Badway, an attorney for D'Amico and girlfriend Katelyn McClure, said Tuesday he had no comment about the couple's case.

    The traffic warrant is related to D'Amico's failure to appear in court in July after he was first stopped in October 2017 for a broken taillight, driving with a suspended license and failure to turn over his license, according to NBC Philadelphia.

    The latest developments come in light of court documents Monday in which Badway wrote that McClure and D'Amico are "unable to defend themselves" against accusations because they no longer have access to certain financial records.

    "(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 said in a motion.

    It was unclear, however, if his firm would represent the couple in any criminal proceedings.​
     
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    You should apply as a journalist with that bullshit clickbait title...
     
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    Why should the homeless person get any of the money when they are no stranger to drugs usage?

    God bless you always!!!

    Holly
     
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    I see the logic and that it's in the homeless guys best interest, but idk it's kind of ... borderline scamy or something. Certainly it's controlling. Personally, I think they should give the money to the guy and if he wastes it on drugs that's a damn shame, but really, the money was for the homeless guy, not the self-appointed "parents" who "know better" than he does. (Even if I kind of agree they might be right.)
     
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    I didn't write the title, it's from the article and linked directly to it.
     
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    If you're going to steal money from charity, you need to do it the right way...

    Do what the Red Cross and UNICEF do ... take 98% of charitable donations and call it 'administrative fees'.
     
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    Because one thing has nothing to do with the other?
     
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    ^^^ Whoever gives money to someone with drug issues is only an enabler and maybe the couple who gathered the money do not want to fall into such a category...which is why I think that whatever is needed should be spent on getting the guy cleaned up.

    God bless you and him and the couple always!!!

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    They should be indictmented, tried and if convicted sentence to the extent of the law.

    What they did is a true scumbag move.
     
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    I hear ya JO, it is enabling. Problem is, you can't "raise money" for someone then not give it to them. I think it might even fall under "scam" laws.
     

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