Man in alleged GoFundMe scam facing jail on traffic charges

In this Nov. 17, 2017, file photo, Johnny Bobbitt Jr., (left), Kate McClure, (right), and McClure's boyfriend Mark D'Amico pose at a Citgo station in Philadelphia.  McClure and D'Amico, who raised more than $400,000 for Bobbitt Jr., a homeless man after he used his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia must now turn over what’s left of the cash. A New Jersey judge issued the order Thursday, Aug. 30,  during a hearing on the lawsuit brought by Bobbitt, who worries D'Amico and McClure have mismanaged a large part of the donations raised for him on GoFundMe. The couple deny those claims, saying they're wary of giving Bobbitt large sums because they fear he would buy drugs. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

In this Nov. 17, 2017, file photo, Johnny Bobbitt Jr., (left), Kate McClure, (right), and McClure's boyfriend Mark D'Amico pose at a Citgo station in Philadelphia. McClure and D'Amico, who raised more than $400,000 for Bobbitt Jr., a homeless man after he used his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia must now turn over what’s left of the cash. A New Jersey judge issued the order Thursday, Aug. 30, during a hearing on the lawsuit brought by Bobbitt, who worries D'Amico and McClure have mismanaged a large part of the donations raised for him on GoFundMe. The couple deny those claims, saying they're wary of giving Bobbitt large sums because they fear he would buy drugs. (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.

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

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