Claude Keone Krause is already charged with second-degree murder among other charges for the death of Peter Dante Gillman. Gillman's body was found in January on the Old Steinbeck Highway.
Surveillance video hard drives show Krause and another man beating and killing Gillman.
According to a federal indictment, Krause is accused of playing a role in a check counterfeiting scheme on the Big Island.
Kainoa Andaya-Visser used a commercial check writing software and an ink jet printer to produce checks which appeared to be genuine First Hawaiian Bank checks, according to the indictment.
Andaya-Visser recruited several of the defendants to cash the phony checks with contained real First Hawaiian Bank account numbers on them. They looked like payroll checks and were made out for amounts less than $734.
According to the indictment, Ronson Lee Matsuo cashed five checks from the account of the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii, or RCUH. He also cashed a check from the account of First Insurance Company of Hawaii Ltd.
Corey Faulkner is charged with cashing a check drawn on the account of RCUH.
Krause gave his personal bank account number to Andaya-Visser, who produced checks from Claude K. Krause LLC, a company that doesn't exist, according to the indictment.
Andaya-Visser and Justin S. Okazaki-Shimahara are charged with cashing those Claude K. Krause LLC checks.
During January and February of this year, they cashed the checks and purchased items at various Big Island businesses. After the checks were used, they then hit the system and were flagged.
Krause is being held without bail until trial, which is set for July 23.
The other defendants were arraigned at an earlier date. They were released on unsecured bond.