HUTCHINSON— Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas felon with 18 previous convictions on new charges involving the passing of two counterfeit $20 bills to a pizza delivery driver in October.
According to police, 31-year-old William Crider was caught because he used similar counterfeit money in a case from last year.
Police took Crider into custody Thursday morning on suspicion of counterfeiting and one count of theft by deception.
Hutchinson police took a report of a delivery driver who received two counterfeit $20 bills where Crider lived. Detectives with the Repeat Offender Unit recognized the counterfeit currency as having been produced by Crider. The serial number on the two counterfeit $20 bills was identical to the bills Crider had been convicted of producing in the 2018 case.
A parole search of Crider’s residence Thursday morning turned up more counterfeit currency and other items pertaining to additional criminal cases. His previous convictions include identity theft, forgery, counterfeiting, theft, criminal use of a financial card and several for computer crimes.