Ontario: Two charged in fraud investigation involving province’s gambling website

Ontario: Two charged in fraud investigation involving province’s gambling website

Article brief provided by City News Everywhere
  • John Marchesan, City News Everywhere
January 28, 2024 12:42 PM
  • John Marchesan, City News Everywhere
  • Ontario

Two people are facing a total of 21 charges after fraudulent activity was reported on the province’s igaming website.

Provincial police, along with the enforcement arm of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), were contacted in July 2022 following allegations of identity theft taking place on the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) iGaming website.

In August of the same year, AGCO says it received reports of fraudulent activity on the OLG’s online sports betting site.

Police searched a residence in North York in July 2023 and seized multiple electronic devices, fraudulent documents and instruments related to non-gaming criminal offences.