That is what the RCMP said. Again, they don't have to tell the public the truth about their use of informants (or identify them), unless it's in court.I think the money thing is a red herring, personally, and that MacLean's followed it down what was probably a rabbit hole.
He had his own business, and one which we all know, produces/turns over quite a bit of cash (being in convo to replace with something the tooth that was removed Tuesday, I can tell you that good fake teeth are not inexpensive). He kept his money with Brinks because he was a small business, and from what I hear, was frightened into moving it into cash because of Covid-related economic predictions.
Why would he move that much cash and then do what he did if he was afraid of covid? He had to know his violent spree wasn't going to end well for him. That reasoning doesn't really make sense. He wasn't behaving like somebody even remotely thinking about the danger of covid.