Two former employees have been charged with cheating DST Systems in Kansas City out of nearly $400,000.
Thomas Ray Jones, 48, of Blue Springs, and Russell R. Fotovich, 46, of Kansas City, are charged in U.S. District Court in Kansas City with fraud, money laundering and filing false income taxes.
The charges stem from a renovation project at a DST facility.
Fotovich and Jones were tasked with taking scrap metal from the project to an area scrap dealer.
But they allegedly kept most of the proceeds to themselves and did not report the money on their income tax returns.
Federal prosecutors said that of the $563,556 in proceeds that was due to DST from the scrap redemption, Fotovich and Jones turned in only $174,910 to DST.
Prosecutors are also seeking to forfeit a number of cars and motorcycles allegedly bought with the embezzled funds.