A picture of Katelyn McClure, right, Mark D'Amico, centre, and Johnny Bobbitt Jnr is displayed during a news conference in Mount Holly, New Jersey, on Thursday. Photo: AP A picture of Katelyn McClure, right, Mark D'Amico, centre, and Johnny Bobbitt Jnr is displayed during a news conference in Mount Holly, New Jersey, on Thursday. Photo: AP
A picture of Katelyn McClure, right, Mark D'Amico, centre, and Johnny Bobbitt Jnr is displayed during a news conference in Mount Holly, New Jersey, on Thursday. Photo: AP
Crime

Viral story of ‘homeless hero’ Johnny Bobbitt was completely made up as a GoFundMe scam, says US prosecutor

  • Johnny Bobbitt, who supposedly donated his last US$20 to Katelyn McClure after she ran out of petrol, has been arrested
  • US prosecutor says Bobbitt conspired with McClure and her husband Mark D’Amico to invent the story that went viral and attracted US$400,000 in donations

Topic |   Crime
A picture of Katelyn McClure, right, Mark D'Amico, centre, and Johnny Bobbitt Jnr is displayed during a news conference in Mount Holly, New Jersey, on Thursday. Photo: AP A picture of Katelyn McClure, right, Mark D'Amico, centre, and Johnny Bobbitt Jnr is displayed during a news conference in Mount Holly, New Jersey, on Thursday. Photo: AP
A picture of Katelyn McClure, right, Mark D'Amico, centre, and Johnny Bobbitt Jnr is displayed during a news conference in Mount Holly, New Jersey, on Thursday. Photo: AP
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