Judge issues arrest warrant for homeless man in GoFundMe scam

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A judge has issued an arrest warrant for the homeless veteran from Philadelphia accused in a GoFundMe scheme with a couple from Burlington County after the man failed to show up to a scheduled court appearance.

Johnny Bobbitt was due in a New Jersey court Tuesday to face charges that he violated court-ordered conditions that allowed for his release from jail while awaiting trial.

Bobbitt's lawyer John Keesler says he spoke with his client Friday and expected him to appear in court.

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According to prosecutors, the 35-year-old conspired with Katelyn McClure and her then-boyfriend, Mark D'Amico, to concoct a story about Bobbitt giving McClure his last $20.

They raised $400,000, which authorities say was spent on luxury items and casino trips.

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

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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