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Shawnee Mission Man Sentenced In $6 Million Embezzlement

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Shawnee Mission man was sentenced Monday to 63 months in federal prison for embezzling more than $6 million from an Overland Park company, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Kenneth Voboril, 46, Shawnee Mission, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of filing a false tax return. In his plea, he admitted he was hired in 2005 by Commodity Specialists Company to run its subsidiary, TransMaxx. TransMaxx brokered trucking deliveries for customers and occasionally provided services to CSC.     

Voboril devised a scheme to defraud CSC by creating fake companies and billing CSC for deliveries that never occurred. He caused false truck load information to be entered into TransMaxx’s computer system, resulting in invoices being created by TransMaxx’s account software program.

Over the course of time, he embezzled more than $6 million from CSC. In addition, he failed to report the income on his federal tax returns.

Grissom commended the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Secret Service and Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Oakley for their work on the case.


Updated February 8, 2016

Financial Fraud