HUTCHINSON, Kan. — An arrest has been made in connection with the passing of two counterfeit $20 bills to a pizza delivery driver last month. As it turns out, the suspect was caught because he used similar counterfeit money in a case from last year.
William Crider was taken 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. The investigation is ongoing.