Homeless man at the center of $400K GoFundMe scandal arrested: Report

first_imgABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — The homeless man at the center of a GoFundMe scandal that raised more than $400,000 in his name has been arrested in Philadelphia, according to reports.Johnny Bobbitt, 34, who allegedly conspired with former couple Kate McClure, 28, and Mark D’Amico, 39, to create a heartwarming story that would inspire thousands of well wishers to donate money to their cause, was arrested Wednesday. A New Jersey judge issued a warrant for Bobbitt’s arrest when he failed to attend a mandatory court appearance in Burlington County, New Jersey, on Tuesday, ABC New York station WABC-TV reported.The Burlington County prosecutor’s office will begin extradition proceedings to bring Bobbitt to New Jersey, according to WABC-TV.McClure and D’Amico allegedly met Bobbitt at a Philadelphia casino in 2017, about a month before the ill-fated GoFundMe campaign was created in November of that year, claiming that Bobbitt gave his last $20 to McClure when she ran out of gas on a Philadelphia highway.Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced in November that the story, intended to tug at the hearts and wallets of Americans, was “predicated on a lie.”Bobbitt, D’Amico and McClure were all charged with second-degree theft by deception and conspiracy to commit theft by deception, according to prosecutors.McClure’s attorney told ABC News in November that she was duped as well, adding that McClure took part in the fabrication to help Bobbitt. D’Amico’s attorney did not return requests for comment after the charges were filed.ABC News could not immediately reach a representative for Bobbitt for comment about his latest arrest.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Credas’ remote ID verification rolled out to Connells

first_imgHome » News » Credas’ remote ID verification rolled out to Connells previous nextProptechCredas’ remote ID verification rolled out to ConnellsThe Negotiator21st May 20200393 Views Credas has implemented its remote identity verification software in 70 offices on behalf of UK estate agent Connells.Connells’ 600 offices are closed during the Covid-19 pandemic. To enable business to continue running, the agency has requested a swift uptake in remote solutions from identity verification specialist Credas.CEO of Credas, Rhys David, said, “Our ID verification tech means that Connells can carry out due diligence requirements, such as Anti-Money Laundering checks, anywhere at any time. Agents working from home can continue business as usual for their customers, our team has been working hard to ensure that we could have this ready for them – rolling out to 70 branches in seven days.“We’re proud to work with Connells on their identity checks and we hope that the rapid uptake of our remote technology – particularly in the Mortgage and Conveyancing offices – goes some way towards allowing the business to adapt and thrive during this otherwise very unusual time.”remote identity verification software Anti-Money Laundering checks identity checks Rhys David Credas May 21, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Redskins to sign Josh Johnson to serve as QB Mark Sanchez’s backup

first_imgJohnson, who besides the Bucs and Bengals has spent time with the Browns, 49ers, Colts, Bills, Giants and Texans, was the first player selected last week in the Alliance of American Football’s inaugural quarterback draft.However, AAF co-founder Bill Polian told SiriusXM NFL Radio that Johnson was released Tuesday from his league contract so that he could sign with the Redskins.The Redskins host the Giants (4-8) at 1 p.m. ET Sunday. The Redskins, who say they briefly considered Colin Kaepernick and are hopeful Colt McCoy (broken fibula) can return this season, will turn to Josh Johnson to serve as fellow journeyman Mark Sanchez’s backup at quarterback, according to multiple reports.The Washington Post reported the team worked out two quarterbacks Tuesday, the day after McCoy was injured in his second start after Alex Smith suffered a broken leg that ended his season. The Redskins will opt, instead, to go back to Johnson, who worked out for the team at the time it signed Sanchez to serve as McCoy’s backup. Still, his experience with Gruden factored into the decision.Yes, the Redskins are signing Josh Johnson. Experience with Gruden in Tampa in 2008 and Cincinnati in 2013.— John Keim (@john_keim) December 5, 2018“Most of the time when you get down to third quarterbacks, you’re going to struggle quite a bit anyway,” Gruden said. “So, let’s get a veteran in here and teach him and that’s kind of what we chose to do.” So now the Redskins, who at 6-6 are a game back of the first-place Cowboys in the NFC East, will start a quarterback, in Sanchez, who last week saw his first NFL regular-season action since 2016 and have a backup who hasn’t thrown a pass in a regular-season game since 2011.Johnson, 32, was a fifth-round pick by the Buccaneers in 2008 — Redskins coach Jay Gruden’s final year there as an assistant — and was winless in five starts over three seasons, throwing for 1,042 yards and five touchdowns with 10 interceptions. Related News Redskins sub Mark Sanchez on first NFL action since 2016: ‘It’s like the first day of high school’last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0Hi I’m LUCY! I have an extremely enthusiastic attitude towards life, and thrive on exercise. If you have a big yard, and a lot of energy, we’ll be a perfect fit! I’m a beautiful Chocolate Lab mix, with a very cheerful nature. I know my basic commands, and really enjoy going for rides in the car, especially if we can go explore and maybe go for a swim? I prefer to be around older kids (13+) and I think I can get along well with other dogs, if we are properly introduced… No blind dates please J!  (Also, no cats for me) I’m a kind, intelligent family oriented girl just waiting to meet you. I currently weigh around 60#, and would adore a cuddle on the couch. Please come see me soon…I can’t wait to meet you!Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit www.adoptapet-wa.org, Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington” or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, visit [email protected]  or 360-432-3091.last_img read more