KANSAS CITY, KAN. - The former technology director for the City of Lenexa appeared in U.S. District Court here Monday on charges of wire fraud and theft, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
Andrew L. Davey, 44, Overland Park, Kan., is charged with five counts of wire fraud and one count of theft of government funds. The indictment alleges that Davey used city funds to buy electronic devices that he then sold on e-Bay. The indictment alleges Davey was responsible for stealing more than $98,800 worth of merchandise from the city including digital cameras and Apple MacBook computers.
If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each wire fraud count, and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the theft charge. The Lenexa Police Department and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Oakley is prosecuting.