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A homeless canada goose black friday sale man was sentenced to five years’ probation Friday after admitting canada goose uk black friday last month that he conspired with a couple canada goose outlet online to scam the public out of $400,000 in canada goose outlet online uk donations by concocting a feel good story about him helping a motorist in distress.
Johnny Bobbitt had pleaded guilty in state court to conspiracy to commit canada goose jacket outlet theft by canada goose outlet sale deception. Conditions of his sentence include inpatient drug treatment and co operation with prosecutors against his co defendants. If he violates those conditions, he will be sentenced to five years in canada goose outlet black friday prison with no possibility of parole for at least 18 months.
The story of Bobbitt, a homeless military canada goose coats on sale veteran, giving Katelyn McClure $20 when she ran out of gas canada goose outlet parka on a cheap canada goose highway in Philadelphia “was designed to pull at canadian goose jacket the heartstrings of caring, trusting individuals,” Burlington County Assistant Prosecutor Andrew McDonnell said in court, adding that the three exhibited “deplorable behaviour.”
Bobbitt, clad in an orange prison jumpsuit, declined to make a statement in court.
Prosecutors contend Bobbitt, McClure and McClure’s then boyfriend, Mark https://www.dvu-nds.de D’Amico, made up the story in 2017 and even Canada Goose Outlet faked photos of themselves standing on the street at the scene of the purported exchange. Blow ups of the photos were displayed in court Friday.
The Canada Goose Coats On Sale trio gained widespread recognition, and more than 14,000 donors contributed through GoFundMe, ostensibly to help Bobbitt. But it was all a scam, Burlington County prosecutors said, intended to enrich the three co conspirators.
GoFundMe has said it refunded the donations.
More than $85,000 in cash was withdrawn at, or near, casinos in Atlantic City, Las Vegas and in Pennsylvania, prosecutors have said.
The fraud didn’t stop with the GoFundMe page, according to cheap canada goose prosecutors. The trio did interview after interview, posed for photos together, revisited the spot where canada goose outlet store they claimed their first encounter happened and went on “Good Morning America.” The Associated Press prominently featured their story.
In addition to his state plea, Bobbitt pleaded guilty last month to a federal money laundering conspiracy charge. McClure pleaded guilty to one federal count of wire fraud conspiracy. No sentencing date has been set for either canada goose outlet toronto factory person on those federal charges.
D’Amico doesn’t goose outlet canada face any federal charges. He and McClure canada goose factory outlet were charged last fall in state court with theft and conspiracy but have yet canada goose outlet canada to cheap Canada Goose be indicted by a grand jury.