Man suing couple who raised $400,000 for him

Man suing couple who raised $400,000 for him

Man suing couple who raised $400,000 for him

A US COUPLE who raised more than $400,000 for a homeless man after he used his last few dollars to help them get home have been ordered to turn over what is left of the cash to him.

Kate McClure was touched by Bobbitt's generosity and along with her boyfriend Mark D'Amico, created a GoFundMe page to raise money for him to get back on his feet.

Mr Bobbitt's lawsuit alleges that they committed fraud by taking a large portion of the donations raised for him on GoFundMe for themselves.

In addition, McClure and D'Amico let Bobbitt live with them for several months, during which time he invited his brother, who allegedly is also addicted to drugs, and "half a dozen homeless people" to stay there with him two when the couple was not at home, Badway said.

Ms McClure, an admin assistant, and her carpenter boyfriend, say that they were anxious the homeless man would spend the money on drugs.

The judge ordered that the money be removed from McClure and D'Amico's bank accounts, and placed in a third-party escrow fund until the case concludes. They have said they will open up the books.

The couple responded by starting an online appeal on GoFundMe, drawing contributions from more than 14,000 donors, but their relationship with Mr Bobbitt eventually soured as they accused him of using the money to feed a drug habit.

"When there is a dispute, we work with all parties involved to ensure funds go to the right place", GoFundMe's statement read, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. McClure and D'Amico made a decision to try to help him get back on his feet and set up the GoFundMe account that drew $403,000 and more than 14,000 donors.

During an appearance Monday on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today" show, D'Amico said more than $150,000 of the money remained.

Badway said Bobbitt requested that the vehicles be put in McClure's name.

Johnny Bobbitt's act of kindness towards stranded motorist Kate McClure went viral after he used his last $US20 to help her pay for her petrol last November, BBC reports.

"If they spent money on themselves and I say if they did, we want reimbursement of the money".

The money will be transferred to an account controlled by Cozen O'Connor PC, Bobbitt's pro bono attorneys.

The couple's attorney disputed the idea that his clients were in the wrong and insisted they were only looking out for Bobbitt's best interests.

The couple also bought Mr Bobbitt a camper with some of the funds and parked it on land Ms McClure's family owns in Florence.

Katie McClure (R), and McClure's boyfriend Mark D'Amico. D'Amico said he spent $500 of the GoFundMe money to gamble because he did not have his SugarHouse Casino card one night, but said he repaid it with his winnings.

According to them, the homeless veteran had blown a hefty $25,000 (£19,249) within the first two weeks. "It's going to come down to a demonstration of all the money and where the money went".

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