The family behind a California arcade machine company was charged with a trio of associates with forging video games, officials said.
The owner and employees of CoinOpStore, a classic arcade machine company in Santa Clara, allegedly made and sold counterfeit video games, including Galaga, Tank Battalion and at least five iterations of Pac-Man, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.
Between 2014 and 2017, the defendants allegedly sold consoles containing between 60 and 3,000 games trademarked to Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.
The accused forgers include Chun Chu Chang, 61, who owned and operated the company with her son and her ex-husband. Three additional workers were also allegedly involved in the scheme.
Officers charged the defendants with 14 counts of felony counterfeit video games and said they could face a prison sentence, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Proceeds from the arcade machine sales could be seized, including $1.2 million in cash, a Mercedes Benz, a BMW, and five residential properties, prosecutors said.