Homeless vet who helped woman back on the street, claiming GoFundMe money being withheld

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Homeless vet who helped NJ woman says money being withheld. Watch the report from Action News at 4:30 p.m. on August 24, 2018.

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania -- GoFundme is now looking into allegations that a couple is withholding money from a homeless veteran, who shot to international fame after his good deed went viral.

You may remember that Johnny Bobbitt, a former Marine and first responder, gave Kate McClure his last $20 when her car ran out of gas on a freeway.

McClure posted about the random act of kindness on Facebook and the post exploded online, prompting McClure and her boyfriend to create a fundraising page.

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Within a week, the couple had raised more than $400,000 to get Bobbitt a home, a truck, and a financial planner.

But since then, the trio's relationship has soured.

According to published reports, Bobbitt is now back on the streets and using drugs, saying he has no access to the $200,000 left over from donors or the camper and car purchased for him.

Bobbitt also fears the couple may have spent much of the fund.

The couple reportedly said they will give him the money when he gets clean and gets a job.

GoFundMe is now working to see if the donations were mismanaged.