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Homeless Man Facing Charges in GoFundMe Case Jailed in New Jersey

Johnny Bobbitt faces charges that he violated the conditions of his release from jail while awaiting trial.

A homeless man from Philadelphia accused of scheming with a New Jersey couple to scam GoFundMe donors out of more than $400,000 has been extradited back to New Jersey.

Johnny Bobbitt was taken to the Burlington County Jail on Monday. He had been arrested earlier this month after he failed to make a scheduled court appearance.

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

GoFundMe says it has refunded everyone who contributed to the campaign.

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