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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

Monday, January 4, 2016

Topeka Woman Sentenced For $416,000 Embezzlement

TOPEKA, KAN. - A Topeka woman was sentenced Monday to 18 months for embezzling from her employer, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. She was ordered to pay $416,000 in restitution.

Lisa M. Davenport, 42, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of interstate transportation of embezzled funds. In her plea, she admitted the crime occurred while she was an officer manager for Kansas Associates, Inc., which was the Prudential Real Estate franchise in Topeka. She embezzled money from KAI by taking proceeds from the company’s commissions and depositing them into her personal account. A forensic audit determined she embezzled $416,000 from the company

Grissom commended the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Rich Hathaway for their work on the case.

Financial Fraud
Updated January 4, 2016