Couple and "homeless veteran" charged in alleged GoFundMe scam
Couple and homeless veteran charged in alleged GoFundMe scam

Follow by Email
Tens of millions of people believed what looked like a feel good story about a New Jersey couple helping a homeless man. Now, prosecutors say it was a huge scam. They claim Mark D'Amico and Katelyn McClure conspired with Johnny Bobbitt to defraud people out of more than $400,000. The couple set up a GoFundMe account for Bobbitt, after McClure said he helped her. Meg Oliver reports. Subscribe to the "CBS This Morning" Channel HERE: Watch "CBS This Morning" HERE: Watch the latest installment of "Note to Self," only on "CBS This Morning," HERE: Follow "CBS This Morning" on Instagram HERE: Like "CBS This Morning" on Facebook HERE: Follow "CBS This Morning" on Twitter HERE: Follow "CBS This Morning" on Google+ HERE: Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! Delivered by Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King, "CBS This Morning" offers a thoughtful, substantive and insightful source of news and information to a daily audience of 3 million viewers. The Emmy Award-winning broadcast presents a mix of daily news, coverage of developing stories of national and global significance, and interviews with leading figures in politics, business and entertainment. Check local listings for "CBS This Morning" broadcast times.


Janine Lew : There’s no honor amongst thieves.

Arianna : People like this are the reason why it is so hard for people actually in need to use GoFundMe. No one believes them because of these exact scams.

Manny A : Dude said if I'm not getting my cut we all going down 😂😂

Ricosheij : The couple looks like crackheads compared to bobbit

NeoGeo12 : If only they would cover fraud like that when it happens on Wallstreet the same way.

Brice Hoogenboom : All 3 need jail time IMO. Crooked, dishonest fu ckers.

Bold Counsel : Don't let this story stop you from helping people... especially locally, where you can directly affect people. There are still real people out there that need help.

Am check : At least they're caught

Lawney Malbrough : A fool and his money are eadily parted and those who work evil will have nothing but strife.

Ars 1 : This is our country in 2018 I’m surprised people still want to come here!

Agent J : Donate your money by helping out your relatives, people

Joe O'Malley : I do believe eventually karma got to them.

Jake Crecelius : Am really we get fraud all the time from the government but no one cares so why care about this one

Adi T : I felt sad when i couldnt contribute to this man at first, but now im happy i didnt, coz of these people true people in trouble is not getting funds they really need, disgusting humans


Sharon Mcginnis : Kate, I hope your designer bags match your new orange jumpsuit outfit.

dragon joe : No honor amongst thieves!😂

afro brit Happy at peace and content. : I knew it homeless drug ADDICT would give up his last fix...not saying all people who don't have a home cannot do for others,but drug dealers operate on another gear. This is nothing but greed that has brought them here.

Joan Snow : So disturbing! I’m glad they are being charged. They don’t deserve to be free with the rest us

moon glow : Pls do not let this dissuade u from being charitable this holiday season. *AMAZON SMILE* will donate % to any charity u choose, based on TTL amt spent on *AMAZON*

Noe .J : They needed to set up a GoFundMe to pay back $20?! I never contibute to go fund me. All the stories are fake. Even the name is rude. Should be called PleaseGoFundMe

EvenStevenSays : WOW PLOT TWIST

chuchorc : That's why I very rarely help ppl with money. People are out here scamming left and right that it's caused me not to help.

Daniel V : Now go after those megachurch's.

Kellie Hickman : "No honor among theives." When you steal and get together with other people who steal...

Ravishing Beast : Suggestions for the casting of the upcoming movie: Kate McClure: Blake Lively Johnny Bobbitt: an unkempt Ethan Hawke Mark D'Amico: Beaker the Muppet, with hair dyed salt n pepper.

AWSOMUS LATEST : Woa....he's not homeless no more.....

Chestnut Brown : I said it first!! They are all scammers.

Crucial Farms Urban and Fresh : They need to refund everyone that donated

uknow who : Y'all would be better off donating to the con artists on the off ramp.

Jon K : I wonder how the people who “stood up” for this “homeless man” feel now? Your emotions pulled one over on you.

Charlie Möller : Shameful!

Ambient Infinite Video AIV : Greedy school. Hum, where have I heard that before. Oh yeah, it was called: Trump University. A phony education as a way to defraud others. Now that's despicable. Also, the other greedy school and church is called Scientology. These people make me sick.

Brainscrawler : If you want a good laugh, watch that whole MSNBC Megyn Kelly interview where she defends the couple and asks them softball questions. Great "journalism" Megyn.

Alan Sampedro : Great! Now if we could do that with the federal reserve and our current politicians and we should be good here!

Jay ervin : Sounds about white 🤔🤣

Marlon rettis : Now that! Makes sense!

Clownish-Gambino : I'm guessing the poor homeless man likely unable to pay for his justice will get a harsher and longer sentence?

Carolynska S : Now people who really need help won't get it.. America is so giving and a sucker for a sad story. I will never give to one of these would have to be somebody I know. How selfish and greedy people can be. and I hope they get a stiff jail sentence.

A man has no name : They scammed a bunch of social media rubes aka people who practically beg to get robbed. I don’t see a crime, just hustling.

Captain H : P.T. Barnum allegedly once said "There's a sucker born every minute". Or as in this case, thousands. I said from the beginning there was a good chance these 3 were in cahoots from the start. A homeless man is going to give a stranger his last $20?? It didn't seem logical...not likely to happen. People have to stop being so gullible! Go fund me? Go f#c@ you!

Layne Franklin : Greed...It's a horrible thang...

SupremeUnaimed : Have they been Charged or Convicted Yet? Its been months...

popxkorn81 : Well that was a plot twist I wasn't expecting. Let's hope the bad apples don't spoil the whole bunch and stop people from helping people legitimately in need.

Raul Diaz : They got caught because of their own greed.. love it!

BlackHippe : *Frequent GoFundMe donators* *Pikachu meme*

Ruthless Reid : I have bums giving me cash all the time.....not. No honor among thieves.

Oyii Chan : They got greedy and got busted... 😂😂😂😂😂

Song : i think ppl are use godfundme to ask for help for anything. Sometime they asked help for funeral, vacation, honeymoon, injured pet etc.