Mark D & # 39; Amico, 39 (pictured), of New Jersey, accused of stealing $ 400,000 from a GoFundMe he helped establish for homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt, Jr., was arrested on Monday on other charges .
The man who has been accused of running out of every penny of Homeless Veteran Good Samaritan Johnny Bobbitt, Jr.'s $ 400,000 GoFundMe has been arrested on unrelated charges.
Mark D & # 39; Amico, 39, of New Jersey, was arrested Monday at his residence at 9:20 pm on pending arrest warrants, Florence City police confirmed in a Facebook post, published on Tuesday. .
– Sir. Dico was processed for the orders and transported to the Burlington County Jail, "the post reads.
THE CURRENT GUARANTEES FOR MR. THE DETENTION OF D & # 39; AMICO WAS NOT RELATED TO THE INVESTIGATION OF GOFUNDME.
D & # 39; Amico became part of a virus sActually, when Johnny Bobbitt Jr., 34, was seen by the camera spending his last $ 20 to buy gasoline from Katelyn McClure, D & # 39; Amico's girlfriend, after being stranded on a highway in Philadelphia.
Following the video, D & # 39; Amico and 28-year-old receptionist McClure set up the GoFundMe page for Bobbitt, which has since been embroiled in a controversy.
No further details were revealed about the charges related to the arrest of D & # 39; Amico.
D & # 39; Amico (center) became part of a viral sensation when Johnny Bobbitt Jr, 34 (left), showed up on camera spending his last $ 20 to buy gasoline from Katelyn McClure (right), the girlfriend of D & # 39; Amico, after being stranded on a highway in Philadelphia
Meanwhile, Bobbitt, who is originally from North Carolina but had been sleeping under the I-95 bridge in North Philadelphia, has gone to rehab to deal with his drug addiction, Daily Daily TV may reveal.
He has entered a 30-day residential rehabilitation program. His lawyer, Christopher Fallon Jr, told DailyMailTV on Saturday: "I understand that our client entered a recovery program yesterday."
The move offers some hope for the man who saw a glimpse of a better life, before D & # 39; Amico and McClure supposedly stole it under his feet.
Although originally intended to raise $ 10,0000, some 14,000 people were so moved by the kindness of Bobbitt that they donated $ 400,000 to help him start a new life.
Then, the two set up a GoFundMe page for Bobbitt, which has since been embroiled in a controversy, as they have been accused of living with the more than $ 400,000 donated.
It was assumed that the money would be spent on a house and truck for Bobbitt, as well as a trust and retirement fund. Bobbitt believes he received about $ 75,000, including the value of the caravan and the truck that the couple bought him, but that they registered their names.
The couple shared photos on social networks of themselves taking a helicopter ride and a trip to Disney during a luxury vacation in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. They also posted shopping photos and front row seats at a Broadway show.
They insisted that they had not done anything wrong and that they had not spent a single dollar on themselves.
D & # 39; Amico admitted spending $ 500 on the fundraising campaign at SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, but insists he paid everything with his winnings.
A full accounting is expected of where the money went after a forensic accountant reviewed the couple's finances.
Bobbitt's civil case against the couple was suspended until December, while an investigation into possible criminal proceedings related to the money raised is ongoing, DailyMailTV reported.
In the civil suit, Bobbitt says they used the account as a "personal piggy bank". to finance a lifestyle that they could not otherwise afford. & # 39;
Meanwhile, Bobbitt, who is originally from North Carolina but had been sleeping under the I-95 bridge in North Philadelphia, has gone to rehabilitation to deal with his drug addiction, DailyMailTV may disclose
During a recent presentation on the Megyn Kelly Today show, D & # 39; Amico said there were more than $ 150,000 of donations left.
But Bobbitt's lawyer said this week that he was told that all the money was gone.
Burlington County District Attorney Scott Coffina confirmed in a statement that a criminal investigation into the couple was under way.
No charges have been filed at this time against the couple in relation to the GoFundMe investigation.
D & # 39; Amico said that the couple believed that Bobbitt should not get the money until it was clean and would spend it responsibly, while the couple shared photos on social networks of themselves taking a helicopter and a trip to Disney during a luxury vacation in Las Vegas and LA.
He told The Philadelphia Inquirer earlier this month: "Giving him all that money, it's never going to happen, I'm going to burn him in front of him.
D & # 39; Amico said that the couple believed that Bobbitt should not get the money until it was clean and would spend it responsibly, while the couple shared photos on social networks of themselves taking a helicopter and a trip to Disney during a luxury vacation in Las Vegas and LA
In a joint statement issued last Thursday, GoFundMe and the law firm representing Bobbitt said they will get an amount equal to the balance they did not receive through fundraising.
GoFundMe said he donated $ 20,000 to an account set up by his lawyer to help him during the investigation. The company is also taking steps to allow donors who contributed to the campaign to recover their money.
The company policy states that donors have up to 30 days to make their contribution to submit claims that request a refund. But since the campaign was carried out 10 months ago, GoFundMe is giving up this aspect of its policy to allow donors to send claims to Bobbitt.