2 metro businessmen facing prison terms for embezzlement schemes

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two former businessmen from the metro area found themselves in hot water on Monday in two separate cases of embezzlement.

Kenneth Voboril, 46, of Overland Park, Kan., was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison for embezzling more than $6 million from his former company, according to a release.

Voboril pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of filing a false tax return while he was employed by Overland Park-based Commodity Specialists Company (CSC) to run its subsidiary, TransMaxx, a company that brokers trucking deliveries.

Voboril allegedly devised a plot to create fake companies and bill CSC for deliveries that never occurred. He embezzled more than $6 million from CSC, which he also failed to report on his tax returns.

In another Kansas City case, the former controller of a Lenexa-based company pleaded guilty on Monday to embezzling more than $135,000, according to a news release.

Alan Wenk, 43, pleaded guilty to two counts of bank fraud while he worked as a regional controller and corporate accounts payable manager for Performance Contracting Group, Inc. (PCG).

Wenk allegedly caused PCG to issue 20 fraudulent checks totaling $135,560 to himself and business entities he controlled.

Sentencing for Wenk is set for May 16. If convicted, Wenk faces up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million on each count.

PCG, headquartered in Lenexa, has 50 offices throughout the U.S. and is made up of several companies providing services in demolition, lead and asbestos abatement, insulation, and recycling processes.