Agents of the United States Secret Service and El Dorado Police Officers arrested Kenneth Carleton of El Dorado on a federal warrant Thursday in a counterfeit money scheme.


Agents of the United States Secret Service and El Dorado Police Officers arrested Kenneth Carleton of El Dorado on a federal warrant Thursday in a counterfeit money scheme.

The warrant was based on an investigation initiated in April through June of this year, according to Police Chief Tom Boren.

Charges of counterfeiting U.S. currency and forgery were included in the indictment handed down by a grand jury in the Wichita District of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

El Dorado Police Officers and the Secret Service became involved in investigating a rash of bogus hundred and fifty dollar bills that circulated through El Dorado, Butler County and Wichita. Subsequent investigation narrowed the investigation to a local man and several confederates.

Carleton was remanded to the U.S. Marshalls, who in turn transferred him to the Sedgwick County Jail pending first appearance.

Carleton may face charges in Butler County for alleged illegal sales of controlled substances and possession of controlled substance based on related local investigations, Boren said.