The lady concerned within the viral New Jersey GoFundMe marketing campaign for a homeless vet — that prosecutors not too long ago charged was all a rip-off — has been suspended from her state job, based on a report.


Kate McClure, 28, is a receptionist on the New Jersey Division of Transportation — and a spokeswoman for the division confirmed to NJ.com on Wednesday that she had been suspended.


The spokeswoman wouldn’t say whether or not the suspension was with or with out pay.


McClure started working for the state in 2014 and was making simply over $43,000 a yr, based on the report.


McClure’s lawyer, James Gerrow, instructed the outlet each he and his shopper had a way that the suspension may occur.


“I instructed Kate this was inevitable as soon as the costs had been made public by the prosecutor,” he mentioned. “Sadly, it’s commonplace working process for a governmental entity. But, it provides to the traumatizing affect this case has had on Kate.”


McClure and her former boyfriend, Mark D’Amico, are accused of pocketing the lion’s share of about $400,000 raised via a GoFundMe marketing campaign they created in November 2017 for Johnny Bobbitt, a homeless man residing in Philadelphia.


The couple claimed that ­McClure had run out of fuel on an I-95 off-ramp and Bobbitt helped her out by utilizing his final $20 to place fuel in her tank. But it surely was apparently all a hoax.


“[McClure] didn’t run out of fuel … and [Bobbitt] didn’t spend his final $20 to assist her,” Burlington County prosecutor Scott Coffina mentioned final week. “Quite, D’Amico, McClure and Bobbitt conspired to manufacture and promote a feel-good story that will compel donors to contribute to their trigger.”


The couple — which spent the money on luxe items and on line casino journeys — and Bobbitt had been charged with deception and conspiracy to commit theft by deception. They may face 5 to 10 years in jail.






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