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Homeless Vet in GoFundMe Scam Arrested

January 10, 2019 |

A homeless veteran charged with engaging in $ 400,000 GoFundMe scheme has been taken into custody in Philadelphia after he failed to make a scheduled court appearance, the AP reports. Johnny Bobbitt was due in a New Jersey court Tuesday to face charges he violated court-ordered conditions that allowed for…
Newser

Was Touching Story of Helpful Homeless Man a Scam?

November 15, 2018 |

It’s not only the founders of a disputed GoFundMe campaign that raised $ 400,000 for a homeless man who find themselves in hot water . NBC Philadelphia reports Kate McClure, Mark D’Amico, and Johnny Bobbitt will face charges of conspiracy and theft by deception for allegedly concocting a false story to…
Newser

Homeless Guy Who Hit Terrorist: ‘I’m No Hero’

November 12, 2018 |

Michael Rogers, a hero? It’s hard for him to believe. But the Australian homeless man is being hailed for his bravery after helping police fight off a knife-wielding terrorist in Melbourne, News.com.au reports. In fact, a crowdfunding campaign has raised nearly $ 110,000 as of this writing for…
Newser

At least 840 dead in Indonesia earthquake, thousands left homeless

October 1, 2018 |

Bright-colored body bags were placed side-by-side in a freshly dug mass grave Monday, as a hard-hit Indonesian city began burying its dead from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 840 people and left thousands homeless.
FOX News

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos launches $2-billion fund to help homeless families and create preschools

September 14, 2018 |

Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, are launching a $ 2-billion fund to help homeless families and create a network of nonprofit preschools in low-income communities.

The move catapults the world’s richest person into a rarefied group of billionaire mega-donors at a time when his company,…


L.A. Times – Business

GoFundMe couple allegedly spent homeless man’s money on shoe collection, pricey vacations: report

September 10, 2018 |

The lawyer for a homeless man in Philadelphia whose selflessness led to donations of over $ 400,000 through an online fundraising page reportedly said the couple who set up the fund spent the money on amassing a show collection and pricey vacations.
FOX News

Cops Raid Home of Couple Who Raised $400K for Homeless Vet

September 6, 2018 |

Police raided the home Thursday of a couple who raised $ 400,000 online for a homeless good Samaritan who has alleged they treated the money like a “personal piggy bank”—hauling away a new BMW on a flatbed truck. Citing “enormous public interest” in the case, county prosecutor Scott Coffina…
Newser

Lawyer: $400K Raised for Homeless Veteran Is Gone

September 5, 2018 |

The lawyer for a homeless man in Philadelphia whose selflessness led to donations of over $ 400,000 through an online fundraising page said Tuesday that all the money is gone. Johnny Bobbitt’s attorney, Chris Fallon, said he learned to his surprise that the cash was gone during a call with…
Newser

Campaign to Help Philly Homeless Man Gets Nasty

August 25, 2018 |

Johnny Bobbit Jr seemed like the luckiest homeless guy in the world, until big money got involved. Now the 35-year-old has a lawyer who’s trying to help him recover up to $ 300,000 that a Good Samaritan couple raised on GoFundMe in Bobbit’s name, CNN reports. The couple—Kate McClure,…
Newser

Homeless veteran who helped stranded woman says he can’t get GoFundMe cash from couple

August 24, 2018 |

A homeless veteran in Philadelphia who made headlines last year after he used his last $ 20 to help a stranded stranger fill up her car’s tank said he has no access to the money raised on GoFundMe.
FOX News