AMAZING! Couple Raises 144 Million Naira For A Homeless Man
This former soldier has got to be the luckiest homeless man alive in America.
But it is his kindness that is returning to him.
The homeless veteran, Johnny Bobbitt who spent his last $20 to help a stranded New Jersey woman will receive the more than $400,000, about 144 million naira which she and her boyfriend raised for him, according to online fundraiser GoFundMe and his lawyer.
The couple had been accused of spending most of the money on themselves.
Bobbitt, a former U.S. Marine in Philadelphia, sued Katelyn McClure and Mark D’Amico in August, accusing them of mismanaging funds raised to repay him for his kindness.
He had come to McClure’s aid in November when she ran out of gas while driving on Interstate 95.
The couple said the money would be spent on rent, a vehicle and other expenses until Bobbitt could find work.
Chris Fallon, Bobbitt’s attorney, said by phone on Friday that his client received only $75,000 of the donations, and that the couple sold a camper and truck that they bought for him and kept the money.
GoFundMe and Fallon’s law firm Cozen O’Connor said in a statement late on Thursday that the crowdfunding website would ensure that Bobbitt, 35, receives the rest of the money.
“Johnny will be made whole and we’re committing that he’ll get the balance of the funds that he has not yet received or benefited from,” the statement said.
Last week, a judge told the couple to place the money in escrow.
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