She raised $400,000 in a scam on GoFundMe. Now she faces four years in prison.

A couple set up a GoFundMe campaign to try to get a homeless person off the street, but the whole story is actually a scam.


A New Jersey woman faces four years in state prison for defrauding GoFundMe donors of more than $400,000, claiming to be raising money for a homeless man in Philadelphia.

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CBS News | Philadelphia Inquirer

Katelyn McClure, 29, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree robbery on Monday in Burlington County, New Jersey.

In the 2017 viral story that made the front page of the national newspapers, McClure, a New Jersey resident, ran out of gas and got stuck on Interstate 95 in Philadelphia. Homeless Johnny Bobbitt Jr. would have seen her and given her his last $20 for gas.