Crime

Overland Park man sentenced for $6 million embezzlement

A former employee of an Overland Park company was sentenced to federal prison Monday for embezzling more than $6 million from the business.

Kenneth Voboril, 46, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., to five years and three months in prison after he previously pleaded guilty to wire fraud and filing a false tax return.

The thefts occurred between 2008 and 2012 after Voboril was hired by Commodity Specialists Co. in 2005 to head a subsidiary company, TransMaxx, according to federal prosecutors.

Prosecutors said that Voboril created phony companies and billed Commodity Specialists for deliveries that never took place. He also created invoices by entering false information into TransMaxx’s computer system.

He was fired by the company in 2012 after the scheme was discovered, according to a sentencing memorandum filed by prosecutors. The company sued Voboril and won a civil judgment, but according to the memorandum it has been able to only recover $833,771 from him and $2.5 million from its insurance provider.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

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