Santa Clara Cops Bust Counterfeit Arcade Cabinet Company
Sometimes, crime does pay. Until you get caught. Six people in Santa Clara, California were arrested Thursday and charged with selling arcade cabinets full of “counterfeit games,” Kotaku reports. And they apparently got filthy rich off of it. The group operated a company called CoinOpStore, where they reportedly sold the cabinets with “60 to 3,000” games pre-installed. Prosecutors are charging them with 14 counts of felony counterfeiting. They’re now facing possible fines and prison time. Officials also told the San Francisco Chronicle proceeds from the cabinet sales might be seized – including $1.2 million, a 2012 Mercedes Benz, a 2015 BMW, and five properties.