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BURLINGTON COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) – Authorities are executing a search warrant at the home of a South Jersey couple accused of defrauding homeless veteran, Johnny Bobbit, out of $400,000 raised in a GoFundMe campaign.
Officials from the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and Florence Township Police Department were at the Bordentown home of Kate McClure and boyfriend Mark D’Amico Thursday morning executing the search warrant.
McClure and D’Amico remained on the porch as investigators took evidence bags out of their home. Authorities also towed away a black BMW that may have been bought with Bobbitt’s GoFundMe money.
“As of this time, there have been no charges filed. Further updates will be provided as circumstances warrant,” said Scott A. Coffina with the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.
The couple is being investigated over missing GoFundMe funds they raised for Bobbitt after he shared his last $20 to help McClure, who was stranded on I-95 in Philadelphia last November.
The GoFundMe campaign raised more than $400,000.
Last month, Bobbitt filed a lawsuit after accusing the couple of mismanaging a large portion of those donations. A judge then granted a temporary restraining order to force McClure and her boyfriend to turn the money over to Bobbit through their lawyers.
But Bobbit’s attorney said McClure and D’Amicos’ attorney called Tuesday morning and said they will not be turning over any money because there is none.
The couple has since been ordered to testify Monday about what happened to the $400,000 they raised to help Bobbitt.