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Stolen U-Haul, AR-15, and Counterfeit Money

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

St. Louis, MO – Antwan Crossland, 21, of St. Louis, Missouri, pleaded guilty to possessing counterfeit currency.  Crossland appeared this afternoon before United States District Court Judge Henry E. Autrey.  Sentencing is set for November 28, 2018.

On September 20, 2017, Antwan Crossland was stopped by officers with the St. Peters Police Department driving a stolen U-Haul truck.  The officers found an AR15 rifle in his lap, counterfeit United States Currency, and a driver’s license in the name of another individual. 

Prior to the stop by the police officers, Crossland had driven Desiree Hill and another individual to a local retailer, and instructed them to purchase a television with the money he provided.  Store personnel refused the transaction when they realized the money was counterfeit.  Their alert to the St. Peters Police Department resulted in the vehicle stop. 

Desiree Hill was sentenced on June 1, 2018 to a six month term of incarceration after pleading guilty to making false statements to law enforcement officials.  The false statements arose when Hill lied as to the source of the counterfeit currency she attempted to pass at Crossland’s behest.   

The counterfeit currency found was less than $1,500.00.

Possessing counterfeit currency carries a penalty of not more than ten years in prison and/or a fine of $250,000 or both.

The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and the St. Peters Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracy Berry is handling the case for the government.

Updated August 23, 2018

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