A truck driver who was convicted earlier this year to conspiring to steal trucks, trailers and cargo over a 14-year period has been sentenced to 22 years in prison and has been ordered to pay $1.3 million in restitution to victims.
A Kansas City court issued the sentence Dec. 8 to Kenneth Ray Borders, a 43-year-old former truck driver.
Borders was also found guilty of four counts of aiding and abetting the possession of stolen goods, one count of aiding and abetting transportation of stolen goods and one count of aiding and abetting possession of stolen vehicles.
Borders’ cargo theft involvement spanned six states from 1998-2013.
Evidence presented at the trial focused on five trucks and 17 trailers stolen between 2005 and 2011. The conspirators sometimes used the trucks and trailers to haul customer loads and at other times sold the equipment. They would sell the cargo to anyone, including to a tow truck driver or convenience store operator to resell.
Borders would also sometimes sell loads to others to resell.