Homeless man in GoFundMe scam arrested after missing court

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A homeless veteran charged with engaging in a GoFundMe scheme has been taken into custody in Philadelphia after he failed to make a scheduled court appearance.

Johnny Bobbitt, 35, was due in a New Jersey court Tuesday to face charges he violated court-ordered conditions that allowed for his release from jail while awaiting trial.

Bobbitt's lawyer John Keesler says he expected Bobbitt to appear in court.

According to Philadelphia police, he was apprehended in the city Wednesday just after 11:30 a.m.

Prosecutors say Bobbitt conspired with Katelyn McClure and her then-boyfriend, Mark D'Amico, to concoct a story about Bobbitt giving McClure his last $20 for gas.

Bobbit and the couple 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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