Police raid New Jersey home

A homeless veteran who was cheated out of $400,000 by a New Jersey couple will receive the full amount from GoFundMe. The crowdfunding website promised to contribute the full $400,000 to an escrow account created by lawyers to help pay Johnny Bobbitt's living expenses.

The good news comes a day after police raided the Bordentown, NJ home of Kate McClure and her boyfriend Mark D'Amico. Police were seen searching a brand new black BMW in the driveway before hauling it off on a flatbed truck.

Bobbitt's ordeal began last October when he gave McClure his last $20 after her car ran out of gas and she was stranded in a dangerous Philadelphia neighborhood.

McClure and D'Amico claimed they gave Bobbitt $200,000 which he used to buy drugs. But Bobbitt's lawyer said the couple only gave him $75,000 in goods and services -- and they spent the rest on cars, lavish vacations and brand name items for themselves.

Bobbit's lawyer said the couple spent every penny of GoFundMe donations raised for Bobbitt after their story went viral.

Bobbitt sued the couple to recover the missing funds.

On Wednesday, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Paula Dow ordered the couple to give a deposition to Bobbitt's lawyers to explain what they did with the money.

But GoFundMe isn't waiting for the outcome of the lawsuit.

“Johnny will be made whole and we're committing that he'll get the balance of the funds that he has not yet received or benefited," Bobby Whithorne, director of North America Communications, said in a statement to the NY Daily News on Thursday.

“We'll continue to assist with the ongoing law enforcement investigation. As we've said, our platform is backed by the GoFundMe Guarantee, which means that in the rare case that GoFundMe, law enforcement or a user finds campaigns are misused, donors and beneficiaries are protected," Whithorne said.

  • RespectSelf

    Well hey.... everything is good now.

  • Yardgirl

    The crowdfunding website promised to contribute the full $400,000 to an escrow account created by lawyers to help pay Johnny Bobbitt’s living expenses.
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    This should have been done in the first place!!! Those 2 are crooks and I hope they get jail time for stealing and lying.

  • hi-liter

    So GFM repays the $400,000 and the two white crooks get off Scott free? Or until the forensic accounting is complete. Have gone on ski vacations and purchased BMWs. They confiscated the car but can’t take back those vacations and stuff.

  • Ryan

    Are they going to jail for fraud though?

  • hottlanta

    Why arent they in jail. White privilege.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    They better.

  • Trey

    did the people donating money want the homeless man to spend it on crack and meth?

  • Rayne

    Needs jail time. They need to be examples.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Hopefully he doesn't OD with all that money. I'm hoping for the best in this situation but expecting the worst. Sad, but I'm being honest..

  • therealashland

    Hope that doesn’t mean those folks off the hook they need to go to prison

  • Trey

    The money should be given if he can maintain a job and pass a piss test..aint no freebies out here

  • deidre martin

    The money was given as gifts/donations. Why does he have to prove something to someone to get it? Its his!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • Guest

    They need to go to jail.

  • Coy little wink

    If it was his money why did these 2 have access to it? gofundme is at fault...that's why they are making it right..

  • January Jones

    Take the key and lock them up.......lock them up......lock them up.....Take the key and lock them up, Myyy Fair Lady!

  • Rachel

    They setup the account in their name but used his photo to capture hearts of caring people.

  • iWasteTime

    It wasn't his money until they handed it over.
    The gofundme was set up for him but the account is in their name until they cut the check.
    I'd think in the future GoFundMe will have a secure option for those raising money for others

  • iWasteTime

    They still have court next week and sis Superior Court Judge Paula Dow isn't having it! I believe they will go to jail for grand theft and fraud.

  • Rachel

    He’s struck gold twice. Let’s hope he recognizes the opportunity that has been placed before him to get his life back on track. Last thing he needs to do is totally relapse and blow it. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9b05d498ec0d567ce2e91abab8fd69df836ef671e7c8ec89554dd81b3200511d.jpg

  • Judge Mental Will

    Those thieves and liars! Hope they go to jail!

  • Fire & Ice

    I see new rules and procedures going forth, with GoFundme accounts.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Thank Gudness! Those to lowlife's need to be prosecuted. Somebidy needs to be held accountable. These fools still insisting that they did nothing wrong. That D Amico is one smug S.O.B. maybe if he get some time in jail, it will wipe that smug right off his mug. Watch these two start turning on each other.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I'm glad he's going to get his money. I hope he doesn't OD. But whatever he decides to do with HIS money is HIS choice. If you didn't want a junkie homeless man to get high, you shouldn't have given him any money. But it's his now bytches.

  • McKay

    Wasn't their a bobby in the news years ago for chopping someone's manhood off. That's all I could think of when I read his last name. Lol

  • Nik

    Yes, like the man with the golden voice did at first.

  • Coy little wink

    Its currently a recipe for fraud, no? They arent vetting folks and/or following up with funds distribution?

  • hottlanta

    Wow it is funny how a white person didnt call the cops on them saying they looked outta place buying all of those expensive items wondering where they got the money from. Black folks get questioned about our finances even if we bought a stick of gum.

  • Nik

    Lorena Bobbitt

  • Blaque Mahogany

    My big azz is so ready for fall. Oversized sweaters, tights and boots. I can't deal with another 90+ degree day.

  • MookieFly

    Exactly. You couldn't even put gas in your car or afford enough lips to cover your teeth but now you have a BMW? Very suspicious. My nosy ass would have been eyeing them like a hawk

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I am so happy for him. If it was black people that had done this they would have been sitting in jail till they found the money

  • MookieFly

    There better be some jail time in the future for these two...

  • Fire & Ice

    Seems like a recipe for fraud. There needs to be some checks and balances in place, especially after a certain amount

  • FukkFolks2018

    GFM doesn't want to be liable. Other cases of mismanagemt but not on this scale. People were calling for their shut down or for them to be sued

  • Blaque Mahogany

    afford enough lips to cover your teeth but now you have a BMW?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Let me clock out...

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I know that's right

  • dontgetblocked

    The money is coming from Go Fund Me. These two bastards still need to have theft and fraud charges brought against them. Maybe Go Fund Me plans to sue them. I hope that someone will get this man a financial planner who will release the money in increments. He's going into rehab for a month but....I'd hate to see him blow the money on the drug man like Whitney. Just saying.

  • TriniHarlem
  • FukkFolks2018

    I'm almost sure of it. Female judge assigned is pissed.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Happy Friday

  • TriniHarlem

    ? happy Friday booski

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    And by December 31, 2018 he will have $0 after doing drugs and helping his family.

  • MookieFly

    Her teeth probably ashy too. I wouldn't be surprised if they used some of that money for drugs too

  • Renee26

    Well alright!!

  • Renee26

    DEAD

  • JENNYJONES1

    AHH GO FUND ME SAID 'he’ll get the balance of the funds that he has not yet received or benefited,”. BALANCE NOT $400K B/C HE'S ALREADY ADMITTED TO RECEIVING SOME OF THE FUNDS. AND I HOPE THE ACCOUNT WHICH IS FOR HIS LIVING EXPENSES IS MONITORED BY THE COURTS AND COMES WITH THE STIPULATION OF DRUG REHAB........JENNY JONES!!!!

  • Coco Mcluvin

    I was going to say the same thing. He has already shown how he will use the money. He needs someone to help he get his life back on track. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and it shouldn't go to waste.

  • stav

    Can someone start me a Go Fund Me, I'm hungry and I don't do drugs!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    This was becoming a public relations nightmare for GoFundMe, so I guess it made sense to just pay him the $400k than to have their reputation continue to take a hit. If people lose confidence in them, over the long term it would have cost them a lot more than that in lost business.
    Ends up being a win-win situation, I guess.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    There will be, I'm sure. The BMW already got repossessed by order of the court.

  • Marlika

    To be white in America where your failures are rewarded. ???

  • PhillyFacts

    I'm with you bring on the slanted UGG's, and lint-balled tight season...lol

  • dru and neil

    That’s why GoFundMe really needs to sue those thieves.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Can I get some help with my student loans!!!

  • PhillyFacts

    You already know! I was wondering if this was a black drug addict would GFM have stood up like they are for this dude, or is this just good press for GFM.

  • MookieFly

    Good. They need to be held accountable

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    SAY THAT SHIT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    You know what......your right

  • therealkym

    Maaaaaaaannnnnnnnnn!!!!!!! Right, it's crazy!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol. I don't take part in those "festivities" but I'm ready for it.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Real life movie "Gang Related" Bobbitt got lawyers. Just because he was on the street doesn't mean he didn't have connections. This man was a vet . He knows some things.

  • Quitedeliteful

    This is so nice! I hope he doesn't blow it all on crack or meth and I hope these two thieving mofos lose everything including the shirt off of their backs! They shoulda stuck to the plan! Now the only one that benefits is this guy. (I wonder if he needs help spending this money because I am a great candidate to help him with this...)

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yup! I bet he surprised the hell out of this couple. They figured a down-on-his-luck vet with a drug habit couldn't possibly make them give the money back...

  • Shawty

    lol

  • Shawty

    That's pretty cool of them to do for him

  • Quitedeliteful

    Nooooooooooo.... I want summer to last forever....

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I can't Quite. I don't know where you are, but this humidity is killing me.

  • Logan Roberts

    God is good. I hope they learned their lesson because this so embarrassing. And if they work, I wonder what their boss think about all of this ?

  • Parent

    He needs to get an accountant.

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    Yes! Let’s do what they did. Tell them we’re both on welfare and you gave me your last $20 for gas money. Except let’s really split the donations for real??
    No cops no lawyers! So easy!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yeah... the humidity is a killer...

  • Passion

    Good for him now put their butts in jail! They look like low life scam artist!

  • Ozad

    don't be a salty bitch,,,,,LOL...just kidding Im salty as hell all he going to do is blow it...trust he will be dead next month

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    They should give him tom and ashley's car too. Thieving ass pale devils

  • Raquel

    White people and embezzlement? It's in their DNA! They can't help themselves.....this is what they do. Steal, lie and deceive. Non-progressive a**es.

  • Soon2BWife

    This should be an indication of how much money they are making. That was the quickest payout I have ever seen. They don’t want to rock that leaky boat of theirs.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    When someone with a history of drug abuse or mental illness receives funds from the government, they are typically assigned a payee, who helps them manage their money. This money came from donations, so the government can't get involved, but without someone to help that homeless man manage his affairs, nothing good will come of this windfall.

  • TheOwley

    This is good news. Now put the couple in jail after confiscating all their ill gotten goods.

  • J2PC

    The money-management help comes in the form of the courts having a lawyer open up two separate Trust Funds for him.

    Half of the funds will be in the Main Trust Fund where he will be giving a monthly salary to live off of to pay his rent & utility bills.

    The second Trust Fund will be invested to earn interest to grow the money for a long future retirement fund (where the salary will continue in his older years) at times, he might be able to request some funds from the second trust, if he has tapped out of the 1st Trust Fund set up for him over the years.

  • J2PC

    To lie, steal, deceive & destroy or manipulate and cause chaos/confusion? -sounds like Scriptures from the Bible.

  • Malcom Flex

    They did him like he was a black man thought he was dumb and didn't know how to use the law.

  • Tailor Koko Milk

    This crackhead is lucky he got 200,000 to spend on crack and get high! If they would of given him it all he would of overdosed and killed him self anyways !

  • the guest

    Tom and Ashley

    LOL!

  • the guest

    They gave him $75,000.

    Balance of $325,000 is not too shabby.

  • the guest

    Heartbreaking.

    I'm pretty sure it was his family behind getting lawyers, for their own self motivated interests. Sad.

  • the guest

    It's the flagrancy and outlandishness of the thieving couple that did them in.

    I bet the law, the homeless man, the homeless man's family and lawyers would have been lenient and forgiving had the couple bought a cheap one bedroom condo ($50,000), a modest car ($10,000), and opened a little savings account ($15,000) for themselves, and gave the homeless man $325,000.

    But they gave him pennies and went from zero to opulence and that is why they are going to jail. Their actions were illogical and indefensible.

    They are poor themselves and there could have been some sympathy for them but they did nothing for base human need, nothing practical, and everything they did was greed because ultimately they are just not good people.

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    So go fund me will be going after the couple of fools?

  • Daiseymae

    I hope so!

  • Chuck

    The attorney will get half. Giving this dope fiend that money will only cause him to OD. The thieves may have saved his life by stealing the money. ijs

  • Chuck

    True

  • Chuck

    He doesn't know the law. A greedy lawyer saw the story and decided to become his attorney, which subsequently, he'll get half of the donations for representing the dope fiend. #StayWoke

  • the guest

    GoFundMe makes billions off their cut of the donations. It is in their interest to appease donors because donors are their bread and butter. They didn't replace the $400,000 out of concern for the homeless man. They replaced the money to keep the faith of their donors.