Rory Dress Selling Rory Dress Casual Selling Dress Casual Beca Beca Casual Rory Selling Beca A couple whose fundraising drive for a homeless Good Samaritan went viral have been accused of keeping much of the $400,000 they raised for themselves.
Kate McClure and boyfriend Marc D’Amico were accused of keeping the cash raised for Johnny Bobbitt, 35, after sharing snaps of themselves driving a new BMW and enjoying sun-drenched holidays in LA, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon.
The pair also enjoyed a flashy James Bond-themed New Years party, for which tickets cost up to $2,400, with McClure later sharing a snap of a limo driver picking her up from LAX.
They insist those treats were paid for by their carpenter and receptionists salaries.
Rory Rory Dress Selling Selling Casual Beca Selling Dress Casual Casual Beca Rory Dress Beca But the duo admit holding back half the money raised for Bobbitt, after the veteran gave McClure his last $20 to buy gas when she ran out and found herself stranded last November, over fears he won’t be able to manage it himself.
The couple say they spent $200,000 on a camper van for Bobbitt, instead of the house they repeatedly vowed to buy him after setting up the donation page, to which 15,000 people contributed.
They also claim to have paid for a hotel room for him while he waited on that van, an SUV, TV, laptop, two cellphones, a $25,000 cash lump sum and GoFundMe’s $30,000 fee.
McClure and D’Amico now say they have asked opioid addict Bobbitt to leave the van after claiming he stole from them and blew the cash handouts they gave him on drugs.
Bobbitt, who hoped to use the donations to return home to North Carolina, is now back on the streets.
He said: ‘I think it might have been good intentions in the beginning, but with that amount of money, I think it became greed.’
But D’Amico has remained defiant, and told the Promotion Promotion Old Old Navy Old Navy Promotion Navy xnZIF67x: ‘Giving him all that money, it’s never going to happen. I’ll burn it in front of him.’
GoFundMe have now drafted in lawyers to examine whether Bobbitt’s cash has been mismanaged.
McClure and D’Amico, from New Jersey, had also promised him a truck, as well as a trust which would pay him a small annual ‘salary’ on which he could live, and cash to give to homeless charities.
A GoFundMe spokesman said: ‘When there is a dispute, we work with all parties involved to ensure funds go to the right place.
‘We will work to ensure that Johnny receives the help he deserves and that the donors’ intentions are honored.’