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Founder of GoFundMe account for homeless man has been arrested on traffic warrant: report

Mark D’amico, center, was arrested Monday night at a prison term los of GoFundMe dispute with a homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt, left, police in New Jersey said.

(The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

The man who-along with his girlfriend– accused of spending $400,000 they raised for a homeless veteran, was Monday arrested in New Jersey on a non-related prison sentence, authorities said.

Mark D’amico, 39, was taken into custody at his home and at the Burlington County Jail, the Florence Township Police Department wrote on Facebook. D’amico was released Tuesday after posting $500 security deposit, WPIX-TV in New York City reported.

The police confirmed the prison sentence had nothing to do with the GoFundMe research.

The warrant originated from a in October 2017 traffic stop, where police say he allegedly drove with a suspended license, not to turn his license suspended and drove in a car with a broken tail light, Philadelphia news station WPVI-TV reported.

D’amico failed to appear in court for the citation and was arrested in May 2018, the station reported. He posted bail, but reportedly failed to go to court in July. The police said that they reissued the warrant and arrested him on Monday.

D’amico and his girlfriend, Katelyn McClure, 28, are under investigation for allegedly mismanaging donations via GoFundMe for homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt, who used his last $20 to buy the McClure gas when she was stranded on Interstate 95 in Philadelphia last year.

D ‘ Amico and McClure has previously denied wrongdoing or misuse of the money, say they are wary of giving Bobbitt large sums, because they feared that he would buy drugs.

Ernest Badway, the couple’s lawyer said earlier Monday that they can be charged in the case.

“(Since), it is expected that one or both of the defendants will probably be sued, my company and I will no longer be able to continue our representation of them in this case,” Badway wrote.

Chris Fallon, Bobbitt’s lawyer, who previously said that he had received about $75,000 of the money. But Badway said Bobbitt was approximately $ 200,000.

GoFundMe announced last week that it will ensure Bobbitt gets the full amount he is due, regardless of whether the civil case will get no money, NJ.com reported.

No charges were brought in the GoFundMe dispute.

Fox News’ Amy’s Place contributed to this report.

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