GoFundMe investigation in progress for homeless man
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A homeless man who helped a stranded motorist in Philadelphia says he is panhandling again and using drugs, and he has no access to the money raised on his behalf.
Johnny Bobbitt gained worldwide attention when he used his last $20 to help Kate McClure in November 2017.
McClure and her boyfriend Mark D’Amico started a GoFundMe campaign in return, promising that Bobbitt would have a home.
Bobbitt tells the Philadelphia Inquirer he can’t use the $200,000 left out of the $400,000 that donors raised on GoFundMe, and he no longer has a camper or a car.
McClure says the couple did all they could to help Bobbitt.
GoFundMe is investigating whether the money was mismanaged, and says it will work to ensure Bobbitt “receives the help he deserves.”