DALLAS, TX — A trial date has been set for the former comptroller of a well-known Central Texas fruitcake company, after he was indicted last week by a federal grand jury on charges that he embezzled millions of dollars from the business over the course eight years.
Sandy Jenkins, 64, is set to appear in court for his trial on November 18. He pleaded not guilty to the charges against him during his arraignment hearing on September 19.
Jenkins was indicted on ten federal counts of mail fraud. An arrest affidavit says Jenkins used his check-writing authority to write nearly 900 false checks from 2005 to June 2013, in order to steal money from the Corsicana-based bakery. That money, the indictment claims, was used to buy Jenkins a second home, luxury vehicles, jewelry, wine, and other things.
Jenkins was arrested on August 12. He appeared before a magistrate Tuesday, August 13 and was ordered to remain in custody.
In late July, the bakery successfully won an injunction that prevents Jenkins and his wife to transfer or use their assets.