Man in alleged GoFundMe scam facing jail on traffic charges

Johnny Bobbitt Jr., (left), Kate McClure, and Mark D'Amico pose at a gas station

In this Nov. 17, 2017, file photo, Johnny Bobbitt Jr., (left), Kate McClure, (right), and Mark D'Amico pose at a Citgo station in Philadelphia. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

A man charged with running a scam that netted more than $400,000 from GoFundMe donors could face jail over traffic tickets.

A prosecutor in Burlington County said Monday that Mark D’Amico could serve as long as 30 days for driving with a suspended license three times spanning March 2017 to May 2018.

D’Amico, his former girlfriend and a homeless veteran face theft and conspiracy charges for allegedly concocting a feel-good story to get people to donate money. They’ve pleaded not guilty.

In a brief interview Monday, D’Amico told The Philadelphia Inquirer the prosecutors “are mistaken” and that he gave homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt all the money but that Bobbitt spent it on drugs.

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Prosecutors contend D’Amico and former girlfriend Katelyn McClure spent the money on luxury items and casino trips.

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