VIDEO: Homeless vet Johnny Bobbitt appears in court over GoFundMe scam

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4/12/2019 5:01 PM   

Homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt, 36, was sentenced to five years of probation on Friday and will enter a drug treatment program in a plea deal for his role in a GoFundMe scam that raised over $400,000. Bobbitt pleaded guilty in March in state court to conspiracy to commit theft by deception. If he violates the conditions of his drug treatment program, he'll face five years in prison. In November 2017, he along with New Jersey couple Kate McClure and Mark D'Amico, created a GoFundMe account claiming to help Bobbitt after he gave them his last $20 when her car ran out of gas on a Philadelphia freeway. More than 14,000 donated to help Bobbitt, who was homeless at the time, and raised nearly $403,000 to help him.