MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – A New Jersey girl pleaded responsible to her function in concocting a feel-good story a couple of homeless man rescuing her from the aspect of a freeway and scamming 14,000 donors out of $400,000 in GoFundMe contributions.
Katelyn McClure pleaded responsible in state Superior Court docket Monday to second-degree theft by deception beneath a plea settlement.
Prosecutors say McClure will serve 4 years in state jail and should repay the $400,000 beneath the deal. She should additionally testify in opposition to her former boyfriend and co-defendant Mark D’Amico.
McClure’s plea comes after Johnny Bobbitt was sentenced Friday to 5 years’ probation for his function within the scheme.
Prosecutors say the trio fabricated the 2017 story of Bobbitt rescuing McClure from the aspect of a Philadelphia freeway to counterpoint themselves.
D’Amico has denied wrongdoing.