GoFundMe home­less figure ar­rested af­ter miss­ing court

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Johnny Bob­bitt a home­less vet­eran charged with en­gag­ing in a GoFundMe scheme has been taken into cus­tody in Philadelphia af­ter he failed to make a sched­uled court ap­pear­ance.

Prose­cu­tors say the 35-year-old con­spired with Kate­lyn Mc­Clure and her then-boyfriend Mark D’Amico to con­coct a story about Bob­bitt giv­ing Mc­Clure his last $20 for gas. Bob­bit and the cou­ple raised $400,000, which au­thor­i­ties say was spent on lux­ury items and casino trips.

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