There is greed and than there is DREED. Scammers used GoFunfMe collected 400.000

Homeless man and couple 'made up' story that earned them $400,000 from GoFundMe scam
The story about a homeless veteran who gave his last $20 to a woman for gas is part of an elaborate fundraising hoax, prosecutors alleged it was all a scam

The couple that captured hearts across the nation with a viral GoFundMe campaign for a homeless veteran created the elaborate hoax to raise money for themselves, prosecutors have alleged.

Initially, Mark D’Amico and Kate McClure claimed they got to know Johnny Bobbitt Jr — a homeless Marine veteran— after he gave Ms McClure his last $20 when her car ran out of gas on the side of a freeway ramp in Philadelphia. The couple then created a fundraiser to repay the man for his warm gesture, eventually accruing donations from more than 14,000 people and surpassing over $400,000 in total.

But it was all a “fictitious story,” Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina said in a Thursday press conference, adding the three concocted the ruse and deceived thousands of genuinely generous people across the globe. All three are currently facing charges for withholding critical information to donors and “failing to correct their story,” a complaint filed by New Jersey prosecutors read.

Homeless man sues couple who raised $400,000 for him
"The entire campaign was predicated on a lie," the prosecutor said. He added the couple had "squandered" most of the money by mid-March on expensive handbags, getaways and cars.

All three were under arrest as of Thursday.

The story has already taken numerous turns prior to this week, stirring national headlines after the homeless man claimed the couple was withholding funds they had allegedly raised for him and instead taking luxurious trips out of the country.

They vehemently denied the allegations in an interview with ex-NBC host Megyn Kelly, however, saying they only withheld a portion because they feared Mr Bobbit Jr was spending the money on drugs.

Burlington County prosecutors began an investigation into the story over the summer, hauling a brand new BMW out of the couple’s New Jersey home on a flat bed truck in September and seizing jewelry, cash and financial statements. No charges were filed at the time.

Mr Bobbit Jr has previously sued the couple and his lawyer, Chris Fallon, alleged the money had disappeared. The couple accused the veteran of misspending $25,000 from the funds in under two weeks. Mr Fallon could not be immediately reached.

The story gained national media attention after Ms McClure’s post about the night she met Mr Bobbit Jr went viral. In it, she wrote: “Johnny did not ask me for a dollar, and I couldn’t repay him at that moment because I didn’t have any cash, but I have been stopping by his spot for the past few weeks.”

After thousands of people chipped in to supposedly provide the homeless man a better life, Ms McClure wrote, “He will never have to worry about a roof over his head again!!“

GoFundMe previously vowed to ensure Mr Bobbit Jr would receive the money that was raised for him. A press contact for the fundraising platform did not immediately respond to enquiries.

Lest we forget........".In Flanders Field" By John MCCrae

In Flanders Fields
BY JOHN MCCRAE

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.




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britishcolumbianOP•Nov 7•unknown, British Columbia Canada
A sculpture in the form of an open book. The text of the poem "In Flanders Fields" is written within and a small red poppy lies on top.
Inscription of the complete poem in a bronze "book" at the John McCrae memorial at his birthplace in Guelph, Ontario
"In Flanders Fields" is a war poem in the form of a rondeau, written during the First World War by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. He was inspired to write it on May 3, 1915, after presiding over the funeral of friend and fellow soldier Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, who died in the Second Battle of Ypres. According to legend, fellow soldiers retrieved the poem after McCrae, initially dissatisfied with his work, discarded it. "In Flanders Fields" was first published on December 8 of that year in the London magazine Punch.

It is one of the most quoted poems from the war. As a result of its immediate popularity, parts of the poem were used in efforts and appeals to recruit soldiers and raise money selling war bonds. Its references to the red poppies that grew over the graves of fallen soldiers resulted in the remembrance poppy becoming one of the world's most recognized memorial symbols for soldiers who have died in conflict. The poem and poppy are prominent Remembrance Day symbols throughout the Commonwealth of Nations, particularly in Canada, where "In Flanders Fields" is one of the nation's best-known literary works. The poem is also widely known in the United States, where it is associated with Veterans Day and Memorial Day.:
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In Flanders Fields By JOHN MCCRAE

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In Flanders Fields By JOHN MCCRAE

Thank you for this tribute Sir, I must admit that I never knew this about the Irish role in the first world war
Read more about the second world war than the first one

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In Flanders Fields By JOHN MCCRAE

A sculpture in the form of an open book. The text of the poem "In Flanders Fields" is written within and a small red poppy lies on top.
Inscription of the complete poem in a bronze "book" at the John McCrae memorial at his birthplace in Guelph, Ontario
"In Flanders Fields" is a war poem in the form of a rondeau, written during the First World War by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. He was inspired to write it on May 3, 1915, after presiding over the funeral of friend and fellow soldier Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, who died in the Second Battle of Ypres. According to legend, fellow soldiers retrieved the poem after McCrae, initially dissatisfied with his work, discarded it. "In Flanders Fields" was first published on December 8 of that year in the London magazine Punch.

It is one of the most quoted poems from the war. As a result of its immediate popularity, parts of the poem were used in efforts and appeals to recruit soldiers and raise money selling war bonds. Its references to the red poppies that grew over the graves of fallen soldiers resulted in the remembrance poppy becoming one of the world's most recognized memorial symbols for soldiers who have died in conflict. The poem and poppy are prominent Remembrance Day symbols throughout the Commonwealth of Nations, particularly in Canada, where "In Flanders Fields" is one of the nation's best-known literary works. The poem is also widely known in the United States, where it is associated with Veterans Day and Memorial Day.

In Flanders Fields By JOHN MCCRAE

In Flanders Fields
BY JOHN MCCRAE

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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The Trump haters can they not understand what it would have been like with Hildebeest as President?
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Why am I not surprised Joy.....it was expected for sure...............

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