This book called The Art of Making Money: The Story of a Master Counterfeiter about Art Williams, a counterfeiter from Chicago whom Amazon says lived a comfortable 1970s life until his dad abandoned their family, and then Art Williams ended up in the housing projects.
So stints at stealing from drug dealers eventually led Art Williams to turn to counterfeiting money — but he went to jail.
Then Art Williams got out and found out that the Treasury Department had created a $100 bill in 1996 that he tried his darndest to counterfeit. Williams’ downfall only came when he went in search for his family.
The Art of Making Money sounds like a fascinating read by an author who really researched Art Williams’ counterfeiting exploits.