Corsicana Daily Sun/Ron Farmer
Sandy Jenkins, center, talks with two FBI agents Monday on his neighbor's porch as agents conduct another search of his home next door on West Third Avenue. Jenkins, the former controller of Collin Street Bakery, was arrested by agents Monday and remains in federal custody in connection with nearly $17 million in missing funds from the bakery. (Corsicana Daily Sun/Ron Farmer)
A federal grand jury has indicted the former controller of a famed North Texas fruitcake bakery who's accused of embezzling nearly $17 million to fund a lavish lifestyle.
Sandy Jenkins was indicted Wednesday on 10 counts of mail fraud. Court documents say Jenkins managed a scheme to defraud the Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana by writing almost 900 fraudulent checks from 2005 through this June.
The indictment contends Jenkins spent the money on luxury vehicles, a second home in Santa Fe, N.M., some 60 watches, about 600 bottles of wine, jewelry, and other items.
Bakery managers detected the fraudulent activity, confronted and fired Jenkins and reported their suspicions to Corsicana police, who reported the matter to the FBI.
His arraignment is scheduled for Sept. 19.