WendellRodgersOn 9/1/15, officers with the Benton Police Department responded to Wal-Mart (17309 I-30) on report of counterfeit currency.  Upon their arrival, they were informed by employees that an individual had passed a counterfeit one hundred dollar bill and that he was still in the store. 
Officers located the suspect, later identified as Wendell Rodgers (20 YOA), inside the store and spoke with him about the counterfeit money.  Based on information and evidence they gathered, they attempted to place Rodgers under arrest.  Rodgers attempted to resist arrest, but was eventually placed into custody without further incident.  Ten additional counterfeit one hundred dollar bills were also located in Rodgers possession.  
Rodgers was taken to the Benton Police Department for follow-up investigation by detectives, and subsequently transported to the Saline County Detention Facility.  He was charged with 11 counts of Counterfeiting-Forgery and 1 count of Resisting Arrest.  This is an on-going investigation and additional charges could be possible.  
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.