Suspect arrested for allegedly using fake checks across Kansas
BARTON COUNTY, Kan. (KAKE) - A man has been arrested for allegedly buying large amounts of goods across Kansas with forged checks.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office said that after weeks of tracking, 65-year-old North Carolina resident Roger Kornegay has been arrested for allegedly using fake checks. Authorities say he would purchase goods at farm stores, implement dealers and parts houses all over the state with these checks. Kornegay had recently been released from federal parole and had been using at least 25 different aliases.
Detectives obtained a warrant and received information that suggested Kornegay would be heading to Oberlin, Kansas from Nebraska. On February 14th, officers arrested Kornegay and he is being held in the Decatur County jail on a $100,000 bond.
The investigation is ongoing and several other jurisdictions are expected to file charges.