The US protagonists in a viral fundraising campaign for a homeless man have been charged with theft by deception and conspiracy.
Kate McClure and Mark D’Amico raised more than $400,000 (£313,000) for homeless ex-marine Johnny Bobbitt.
But in August, Mr Bobbitt launched legal action against the couple, claiming he did not get his fair share.
Now, prosecutors in New Jersey say Mr Bobbitt was complicit in the alleged plot. All three face the same charges.
A lawyer for Mr D’Amico, 39 and Ms McClure, 28, declined to comment, according to US media.