Couple and Homeless Man charged to Make up Viral Story that Raised $400,000

The strange case of a couple in New Jersey who raised $400,000 on GoFundMe for a homeless good Samaritan have been charged with theft by deception and conspiracy.
Following earlier legal turmoil, the couple D’Amico and McClure reportedly surrendered themselves to authorities on Wednesday and will face charges as they told the story to newspapers and television stations along with the homeless man who conspired with them to tell the story. Their attorney stated they have no comment. All were charged with theft by deception.
In October, 2017, McClure have started a GoFundMe campaign that claimed she’d run out of gas on the interstate when Bobbitt, who was allegedly homeless, approached her car. She said that he told her to sit tight and proceeded to use his last $20 to get her fuel. Inspired by his kindness, she and her boyfriend, D’Amico, set out to raise $10,000, allegedly to get him on his feet. A flood of donations ensued as the story went viral and the couple made television appearances. It’s unclear exactly what parts of the story were allegedly made up, but NBC claims that the charges will include conspiracy and theft by deception.
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