Police have charged four people in connection with an alleged fraud and criminal activity involving developer tools at a downtown Toronto developer, according to the RCMP.
The accused are facing multiple charges in relation to the alleged scheme, including fraud and conspiracy, the RCMP said in a news release.
The investigation began in April 2018 after the Crown alleged an individual, identified in the news release as “C-L”, conspired with others to commit fraudulent and/or criminal acts, the police said.
C-G, a developer, was one of several companies that made tools for the GTA for use by GTA residents.
The alleged scheme began when C-L obtained a developer tool called CodePlex.
The software allowed developers to create games and games made by the GTA community.
Police allege C-G created and distributed the software to GTA residents to distribute to other developers.
Crikey.com contacted C-E for comment but did not receive a response at time of publication.
In addition to the charges, the accused have been remanded in custody until their next court appearance.
The police say C-A, C-C, C.G., and C-M have all been charged with conspiracy, fraud and theft by deception.