TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - An attorney for a woman charged with scamming GoFundMe donors with a story about a homeless veteran says she was duped by her former boyfriend.
James Gerrow (jeh-ROW') tells "Good Morning America" that Mark D'Amico was "calling the shots."
Gerrow says Katelyn McClure thought she was helping Marine vet Johnny Bobbitt.
McClure and D'Amico are charged with conspiracy and theft by deception.
New twist in the alleged ‘Go Fund Me’ scam: a lawyer for the woman involved says there’s a secret recording proving she was also duped. @arobach has the story. https://t.co/4Oj3rnBSlK pic.twitter.com/azwQW9l91y— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 19, 2018
Authorities allege they conspired with Bobbitt to concoct a feel-good story about Bobbitt giving McClure his last $20 when her car ran out of gas.
They raised $400,000 which authorities say was spent on luxury items and casino trips.
Bobbitt also faces charges.
It was unclear which attorney represents D'Amico. An attorney who was representing the couple last week didn't immediately return an email seeking comment Monday.