Two of the three alleged scammers behind a GoFundMe scheme that raised almost $400,000 pleaded guilty on Wednesday, according to a report from ABC News. The alleged scam began in 2017, when Mark D’Amico and Kate McClure started a GoFundMe page for Johnny Bobbitt Jr., who they claimed was a homeless man who had used his last $20 to help McClure pay for gas. The page raised nearly $400,000. The trio, who authorities now say were in communication for at least a month before they created the GoFundMe page, may have gotten away with the act if it wasn’t for an internal squabble over the money—which came to a head in August when Bobbitt sued them. In November, the trio was charged with conspiracy to commit theft. Bobbitt pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering; McClure pleaded to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The trio reportedly still face state-level charges in New Jersey.
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