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Police raided the home of the couple that allegedly misused the $400,000 they raised for a homeless veteran

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  • Police searched the homes of Kate McClure and Mark D'Amico, the couple who raised $400,000 for homeless veteran John Bobbitt.
  • They didn't give him all the money, and now Bobbitt is suing them for allegedly using it as a "personal piggy bank."
  • Bobbitt's attorney says all the money is now gone.
  • The couple has been ordered to testify in court Monday.

New Jersey police carried out a search warrant on Thursday for the home of Kate McClure and Mark D'Amico, the couple who raised $400,000 for the homeless veteran John Bobbitt and then allegedly misused the funds.

Video footage from CBS shows police entering the house and towing away the couple's BMW and boxes of apparent evidence.

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Tow truck removes BMW from the Bordentown, NJ property of Katie McClure & Mark D’Amico, where @BurlcoPros is serving a search warrant. The couple is being investigated over funds missing from a $400,000 GoFundMe account they started for homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt

In the fall of 2017, Bobbitt gave McClure his last $20 for gas money when her car broke down near the overpass under which he lived. McClure helped out Bobbitt for months before starting a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the homeless veteran. Their story quickly went viral.

But of the $400,000 that McClure and D'Amico raised on GoFundMe (about $360,000 after GoFundMe fees), Bobbitt said he received only $75,000. Bobbitt and his attorney have since accused the couple of using the funds "as their personal piggy bank" for "vacations to California, a new BMW, and gambling," instead of handing it over to him. McClure defended her decision to withhold the funds by accusing Bobbitt of using the money he received for drugs.

In August, Bobbitt sued them.

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The search and seizure on Thursday come a day after judge Paula Dow ordered McClure and D'Amico to show up in court and provide an explanation. Dow dressed down Ernest Badway, the couple's attorney, for trying to shield them from scrutiny.

"You should advise your clients that they are directed by the court to appear, and they can assert their privileges at that time," Dow told Badway in court Wednesday. "I am no longer comfortable with counsel representing what their clients purport to say, when I have no certifications from the clients, no appearances by the clients, and a record that before me lacks clarity at times as to what happened with the funds."

Badway declined INSIDER's request for comment.

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In August, Dow ordered the remaining funds to be transferred to an account controlled by Bobbitt, but frozen until all account activity could be analyzed by forensic accountants.

But on Tuesday, Bobbitt's attorney, Chris Fallon, said all the money was gone.

"There is no money left," Fallon told "Where the money went, I have no idea."

McClure and D'Amico are scheduled to testify in court Monday.

Bobbitt is still homeless.

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