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Woman pleads guilty to GoFundMe scam involving homeless man

A New Jersey woman pleaded guilty to her role in concocting a feel-good tale about a homeless man rescuing her from the side of a highway and scamming 14,000 donors out of $400,000 in GoFundMe contributions.
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Homeless ‘good Samaritan’ gets probation in GoFundMe scam

The homeless veteran who admitted to conspiring with a New Jersey couple in a GoFundMe scam that raised more than $400,000 was sentenced Friday to five years' probation.

Homeless man charged in GoFundMe scheme pleads guilty

A homeless man charged with engaging in a GoFundMe scheme has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering in federal court.

‘You don’t go to jail for lying on TV’: GoFundMe scam suspect allegedly says...

The lawyer for one of the suspects in an alleged GoFundMe scam released a secret bombshell tape recording Monday that he says shows his client's ex-boyfriend and the homeless veteran they were purportedly helping duped her into joining the $400,000 swindle.
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Homeless Samaritan tale raised $400K; police say it’s a lie

A feel-good tale of a homeless man using his last $20 to help a stranded New Jersey woman buy gas was actually a complete lie, manufactured to get strangers to donate more than $400,000 to help the down-and-out good Samaritan, a prosecutor said Thursday.
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Police raid home of couple who raised $400K for homeless man

Police raided the home Thursday of a couple who raised $400,000 online for a homeless good Samaritan who has alleged they squandered some of the money, including on a used BMW that investigators hauled away on a flatbed truck.
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Judge orders pair who fundraised for homeless man to testify

The couple responsible for raising $400,000 online for a homeless good Samaritan must give sworn testimony over what happened to the cash, an at-times irritated New Jersey judge ordered Wednesday.
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Lawyer for homeless man: $400K in donations is all gone

The lawyer for a homeless man in Philadelphia whose selflessness led to donations of over $400,000 through an online fundraising page said Tuesday that all the money is gone.

Couple ordered to turn over funds raised for homeless man

A couple who raised more than $400,000 for a homeless man after he used his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia must now turn over what's left of the cash.

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