Mark D’Amico is the boyfriend of Katie McClure. Together, they’re the couple who created the GoFundMe account for homeless person Johnny Bobbitt and then, apparently, spent all the money they helped raise for him. Last night, D’Amico was arrested on an unrelated warrant:
A man involved in a dispute over a GoFundMe account started to raise money for a homeless good Samaritan has been arrested on an outstanding traffic warrant.
Mark D’Amico was arrested around 9:30 p.m. Monday by police in Florence Township, New Jersey and was taken to the Burlington County jail. At last check, D’Amico had not posted bail, which was set at $500.
D’Amico might want to get used to the view. Monday, his attorney asked the judge in the civil case brought by Johnny Bobbitt to delay it indefinitely because all of his clients’ financial records had been seized by the police during the execution of a search warrant last week. The couple’s attorney also said it appeared likely one or both of them would be indicted and added that his firm could no longer represent them. From NJ.com:
Ernest E. Badway, the attorney for the couple, asked a judge Friday to stay Bobbitt’s civil suit against his clients, Kate McClure, 28, and Mark D’Amico, 39, pending the outcome of a possible criminal case. Burlington County Superior Court Judge Paula Dow granted the stay Monday…
Badway wrote in Friday’s motion, “…since it is expected that one or both of the Defendants will likely be indicted, my firm and I will no longer be able to continue our representation of them in this matter.”…
Badway wrote that police executing the search warrant had seized “everything of value” including cash, vehicles, jewelry and all of the couple’s financial records. The seizure made it impossible for McClure and D’Amico to defend themselves against the civil case against them, Badway wrote, in which Bobbitt’s attorneys sought an accounting of how the money was spent.
So the civil trial is on hold pending possible criminal charges and the couple’s attorney is dropping out. Presumably, the couple will have to find a new attorney to represent them in the criminal case, but with what money? If D’Amico doesn’t even have the $500 to get himself out of jail, he definitely can’t afford a criminal defense attorney. According to Bobbitt’s attorney, the recent police raid of the couple’s home revealed a lot of luxury items but no cash:
“They went on shopping sprees,” Promislo said. “[Bobbitt] tells me they had a Louis Vuitton bag and Chanel sunglasses, a new iPhone 10.
“I know they spent a lot of money,’’ she said, adding that Bobbitt told her the pair also amassed hoards of pricey Nike kicks.
Finally, I just have to note the boldness of the couple’s public lies about all of this. They spent thousands on brand name items and then chose to go on TV and claim they’d never spent a dime of Bobbitt’s money. This story is one twist away from becoming the next David Fincher film.