Man accused in good Samaritan GoFundMe scam faces more charges

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A New Jersey man accused of scamming GoFundMe donors out of more than $400,000 with a fake feel-good story about a homeless veteran is facing federal charges.

Mark D'Amico is accused of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering. He appeared in federal court in Camden on Thursday.

D’Amico already faces state fraud and money laundering charges. He has pleaded not guilty in that case.

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Prosecutors say D'Amico, his then-girlfriend Katelyn McClure and homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt made up a story in 2017 about Bobbitt giving $20 to help McClure when her car ran out of gas in Philadelphia.

Bobbitt and McClure both pleaded guilty to federal and state crimes. Authorities have alleged D'Amico was the ringleader and concocted the story.

Authorities began investigating last year after Bobbitt sued the couple for allegedly not giving him the money.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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