Mark D’Amico, who along with his girlfriend Katelyn McClure is facing allegations of mishandling money they raised for a homeless veteran, is now facing additional legal problems. In a Facebook post, the Florence Township, New Jersey Police Department confirmed that D’Amico was arrested Monday on an outstanding warrant.
D’Amico’s warrant came after a traffic stop, where he was allegedly found to have been driving with a suspended license, failing to surrender his license while it was suspended, and driving a vehicle with a broken tail light, according to Philadelphia’s ABC6. D’Amico reportedly missed a court date for the case and was arrested in May of this year, but after he posted bail and was released, he missed another court date, resulting in a judge issuing a bench warrant.
D’Amico and McClure are also facing a criminal investigation for allegedly misusing the funds that they raised for veteran John Bobbitt. The couple had set up a GoFundMe campaign after Bobbitt, who was homeless, used the little money he had to get McClure gas when she had car trouble. They reportedly raised $400,000, but only gave Bobbitt a fraction of it. Bobbitt sued, claiming that D’Amico and McClure used the money for themselves. D’Amico has denied wrongdoing, claiming that Bobbitt spent $25,000 of the money on drugs.
As part of the police’s investigation, officers searched D’Amico and McClure’s home, seizing a BMW and other property.
GoFundMe announced that they will make sure that Bobbitt receives all of the money owed to him.
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