Transcript for Lawyer: Woman in alleged GoFundMe scheme was 'trying to help'
from the Russians. And a go fund me cram, a couple and a homeless vet charged after raising $400,000 in donations. A lawyer speaking out and now defending her. Here is whit Johnson. Reporter: Tonight, the woman accused of an epic lie to scam thousands of American now wants everyone to believe she too was duped. Kate is being used and being set up to continue to be the face of this and to continue to do what she was trying to do, which is help a homeless veteran. Reporter: The attorney representing Kate Mcclure says it was her boyfriend at the time, mark d'amico, and Johnny Bobbitt who pushed the alleged scheme, telling a viral tale about Bobbit, a homeless veteran, offering Kate his last $20 when she ran out of gas. But less than an hour after their go fund me page went live, prosecutors say Mcclure texted a friend admitting it was fake. Writing, "Okay, so wait, the gas part is completely made up. But the guy isn't. I had to make something up to make people feel bad." On Kate's part it was puffing. It was exaggeration, trying to help this veteran. Reporter: David, Mcclure's attorney says she and d'amico
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