A few days ago we shared with you love muffins a story about a couple who raised $400,000 to help a homeless man but kept the majority of the money for themselves.
A judge ordered the couple to turn over the funds to the man, but their lawyer revealed the money was already gone.
Now, police have searched their home and seized the BMW they believe was purchased with the donated funds.
Authorities have executed a search warrant at the Bordentown, New Jersey home of a couple who raised $400,000 through GoFundMe for a homeless Philadelphia man who now claims they mismanaged the cash.
Investigators could be seen searching a BMW in the driveway of the Burlington County home of Kate McClure and Mark D’Amico. The vehicle was then loaded onto a truck outside the home and hauled away.
Police and other investigators could be seen elsewhere on the property.
“Due to the enormous public interest in this matter, I am confirming that a search warrant was executed early this morning by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and the Florence Township Police Department at the residence of Mark D’Amico and Katelyn McClure in connection with a criminal investigation into the Johnny Bobbitt matter,” Burlington County Prosecutor Scott A. Coffina said in a statement.
“As of this time, there have been no charges filed. Further updates will be provided as circumstances warrant,” Coffina said.
D’Amico was also at the home. He was swinging a golf club and playing fetch with a dog. A short time later, McClure got into a car and left the home, but she did not answer reporters’ questions.The couple is being sued by the homeless man, John Bobbitt.
McClure and D’Amico started a GoFundMe account to help Bobbitt, who spent his last $20 to help McClure after she ran out of gas on I-95 last year.
At a court hearing on Wednesday, the lawyer for McClure and D’Amico, Ernest Badway, tried to assert his clients’ fifth amendment right against self-incrimination.
The couple was not present.
The court should go ahead and take the home, too.