Man in alleged GoFundMe scam facing jail on traffic charges

FLORENCE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (WPVI) -- A man charged with running a scam that netted more than $400,000 from GoFundMe donors could face jail over traffic tickets.

A prosecutor in Burlington County said Monday that Mark D'Amico could serve as long as 30 days for driving with a suspended license three times spanning March 2017 to May 2018.

D'Amico, his former girlfriend and a homeless veteran face theft and conspiracy charges for allegedly concocting a feel-good story to get people to donate money. They've pleaded not guilty.

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The tale about the GoFundMe encounter described by officials as a hoax has taken a new turn as reported by Dann Cuellar during Action News at 11 on November 16, 2018..

In a brief interview Monday, D'Amico told The Philadelphia Inquirer the prosecutors "are mistaken" and that he gave homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt all the money but that Bobbitt spent it on drugs.

Prosecutors contend D'Amico and former girlfriend Katelyn McClure spent the money on luxury items and casino trips.

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Homeless vet in alleged GoFundMe scam released on bail. John Rawlins reports during Action News at 4pm on December 14, 2018.

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