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Woman Who Helped Concoct $400K GoFundMe Scam Sentenced To Prison

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  • A New Jersey woman who helped concoct a false story about helping a homeless veteran — which led to $400,000 in GoFundMe donations — was sentenced in federal court to one year in prison Thursday.
  • Katelyn McClure, 32, was also ordered to pay restitution and serve three years of supervised release for the 2018 scheme that unraveled.
  • McClure’s sentencing caps off the wild tale that started when she shared a heartwarming story about a down-on-his-luck veteran giving her his last $20 to fill up her tank after she ran out of gas in the middle of the night.

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