McClure, 28, and her boyfriend Mark D'Amico, 39, then set up a GoFundMe page to help lift Bobbitt out of homelessness.
NBC10 in Philadelphia reported Tuesday night that McClure, D'Amico and Bobbitt will face charges that their heartwarming story of raising money for Bobbitt was concocted to deceive people into donating a pot of money to help Bobbitt. A message was left with a previous attorney of Bobbitt's. Bobbitt didn't spot her in trouble and give her money.
Ms McClure and Mr D'Amico told their online supporters the money would go to two financial trusts for Mr Bobbitt, as well as a lawyer and a financial adviser to help him manage all the money.
Bobbitt received $75,000, and within months McClure and D'Amico had "squandered" their share to buy a vehicle, high-end handbags and trips, Coffina said.
The prosecutor said "there's a good chance" the alleged fraud might not have been uncovered had Bobbitt not brought a civil suit earlier this year alleging that the couple mismanaged the funds.
McClure and D'Amico began a GoFundMe campaign so they could "do something special" for Bobbitt, they said.
All were charged with theft by deception.
Bobbitt was arrested Wednesday night by the Philadelphia Police Department on charges of being a fugitive from justice, according to Philadelphia police.
It's unclear just which details of McClure's account were fabricated, and to what extent, but according to a complaint obtained by NBC Philadelphia, the couple and Bobbitt made up the story to raise money for themselves.
A New Jersey couple and a homeless Philadelphia man who were once the symbol of generosity in hard times allegedly conspired with each other to come up with a false story to earn GoFundMe donations and will now face charges.
GoFundMe has committed to providing a full refund to the campaign's 14,000 donors, Coffina said. "I had to make something up to make people feel bad".
That month, GoFundMe announced that it would pay Bobbitt the rest of the money owed to him. GoFundMe is "fully cooperating" with law enforcement officials in the investigation.
The couple also bought Bobbitt a camper with some of the funds and parked it on land McClure's family owns in Florence.
The couple's lawyer had no comment, nor did Bobbitt's.
It's not exactly clear what happened with the money, though Bobbitt's attorney has said it's all gone.
Investigators have been poring over the case since September.