HowardCantonOn 1/13/15, officers with the Benton Police Department took a report of a fraud that occurred at the Bank of the Ozarks (7250 Alcoa Rd.)
Detectives then assumed the investigation and determined the suspect in the case was Howard Canten (40 YOA) of Conway. Based on information and evidence discovered during the investigation, it was determined that Canten had attempted to deposit two fraudulent checks in excess of $10,000.  
An arrest warrant was issued for Canten and he was subsequently placed under arrest by detectives on 2/3/15 without incident.  Canten is charged with 2 counts of Forgery and 1 count of Theft of Property.  This is an on-going investigation and additional charges could be forthcoming.  
Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS.  Individuals also may send us an anonymous crime tip about this incident to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to to leave a tip.  A crime tip can also be submitted via the official Benton Police Department app found on ITunes and Google Play. 
Any suspects listed are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.