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Remember the Couple Who Raised $400,000 For a Homeless Guy Who Helped Them Get Gas? Yeah, It Was All a Scam


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Right around this time last year, a story went viral out of Philadelphia.



A woman named Kate McClure ran out of gas in Philadelphia in the middle of the night and she didn't have any cash.  And a homeless guy named Johnny Bobbitt walked to the gas station and used HIS last $20 to help her out.



So Kate and her husband Mark D'Amico set up a GoFundMe to thank him . . . and it wound up raising $400,000.  A pretty great, heartwarming story, right?  Well, we should've all known better. 



It turns out the three of them came up with the story together as a way to scam people out of money.



Apparently Kate and Mark met Johnny about a month earlier, and then they met up with him a few times and gave him some money . . . and they all came up with the story together.  And Kate and Mark were also hoping to land a book deal out of it.



Now they're all facing criminal charges of conspiracy and theft by deception.  Kate and Mark turned themselves in on Wednesday . . . and Johnny was arrested later that night. 

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