Back in November of 2017, a homeless man named Johnny Bobbitt was said to have given his last $20 to a young woman named Katie McClure after her vehicle ran out of gas in Philadelphia.
Now, prosecutors told WCAU that the D'Amico, McClure and Bobbitt all conspired together in the hopes of getting and diving up the cash. She claimed Bobbitt spent his last $20 to buy her gas.
Burlington County prosecutor Scott Coffina, who planned the news conference, declined to provide further details about the announcement or whether criminal charges would be brought.
She said Bobbitt came to her aid and gave her his last $20 when she ran out of gas on an Interstate 95 exit ramp in Philadelphia late one night last October, the Daily Mail reports.
The story of D'Amico, McClure and Bobbitt went viral in November 2017, according to nj.com.More news: Rooney: my Wembley send-off has been planned for a year
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She added: "I wish that I could do more for this selfless man, who went out of his way just to help me that day". A Judge then ordered the couple to transfer the money into an escrow account and hire a forensic accountant to review the financial records within 10 days. "I said, 'Thank you... I promise I'll be back to give you [the] money back'". "I wasn't expecting anything in return", Bobbitt, 34, told "Good Morning America".
Now it's unclear if the entire story was false.
Prosecutors say they will be pursuing jail time in this case.
A homeless man whose kindness sparked $400,000 of GoFundMe donations was part of the same scam as a couple accused of stealing from him, police say.
The pair denied the claims, but in August a United States judge ordered them to hand over the remains of the funds.
In September, officers raided the couples' home, seizing the BMW, financial statements, along with jewelry and cash.