Ex-technology director pleads guilty to wire fraud

KANSAS CITY, Kansas (AP) – A former city technology director has admitted purchasing more than $100,000 in electronic devices with city money and either giving them away or selling them on eBay.

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says 44-year-old Andrew Davey of Overland Park pleaded guilty Monday to wire fraud. He is expected to be sentenced to a year and a day in prison.

Davey admitted that when he was director of technology for the city of Lenexa he purchased the devices with city funds. City officials discovered the purchases after he left to take another job.

Grissom says he gave iPads to members of his church and gave his mom a 50-inch television and iPad that he told her were obsolete and no longer needed by the city.

Sentencing is set for Jan. 20.

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