United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Canton, South Dakota, man convicted of money laundering was sentenced on October 24, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.
Kenneth Hunsucker, age 51, was sentenced to 24 months in custody.
He was indicted on the charges of Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property, Wire Fraud, and Money Laundering by a federal grand jury on December 2, 2014. He pled guilty to Money Laundering on July 25, 2016.
Hunsucker opened “Canton PC Repair” in the spring of 2013. Two months later he began using the “Canton PC Repair” business name to sell stolen merchandise on eBay. Hunsucker paid individuals for items he knew were stolen and also provided them with a list of items he would like to purchase. Many of the items he sold were stolen from merchants in the Sioux Falls area. He then sold the stolen merchandise on eBay and collected the proceeds through four different PayPal accounts. In the 16 months from May 2013 until September 2014, Hunsucker received nearly $120,000 from the sale of stolen merchandise.
This case was investigated by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Internal Revenue Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper prosecuted the case.
Hunsucker will self-report to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service at a later date.