Foret Ronald WayneReports from local businesses concerning suspicious currency led to the arrest of a man for more than a dozen counts of forgery for allegedly operating a counterfeit money operation.

At approximately 5 p.m. Sunday, March 13, Walmart employees contacted officers from the Benton Police Department about a man attempting to pay for merchandise with suspect counterfeit money. Officers took 46-year-old Ronald Wayne Foret of Enola, Ark. into custody for 5 counts of Forgery and later posted bond at the Saline County Detention Center.

About 2 p.m. Monday, officers responded to the Best Western hotel for a call about someone using counterfeit money. Officers searched a room occupied by Foret and reported finding a computer, printer, scales, and paper with $20 bills copied on them. Foret was again taken into custody and transported to the Saline County Detention Center.

Foret faces 12 counts of Forgery and 3 counts of Criminal Possession of Forgery Device. The investigation is on-going and more charges could be issued.

Anyone with information about these incidents or information about Foret is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS. Individuals also may send us anonymous information 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.

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