On 9/13/14, officers with the Benton Police Department took a report of forgery involving checks being stolen from the victim and suspects were named.  The suspects in the case were identified as Ashlee Rodgers (23 YOA) and Neil Phelps (27 YOA) of Benton.  
Detectives started working on the case and developed information and evidence that led to a warrant being issued against Rodgers and Phelps. The suspects reportedly stole checks from a family member and wrote checks out to themselves that were then cashed.  The amount stolen was over $5,000. 
Rodgers and Phelps were both arrested on 10/6/14 and are each charged with 37 counts of Forgery.  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 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.