Sandy Jenkins (right) in an undated photo. (Courtesy photo) KWTX
CORSICANA (September 19, 2013)—A federal judge in Dallas Thursday set a trial date for the former comptroller of Corsicana's Collin Street Bakery and ordered him to remain in federal custody.
U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade, of the Northern District of Texas, ordered Sandy Jenkins to appear for trial on Nov. 18 to answer a 10-count federal indictment charging mail fraud in connection with the disappearance of more than $17 million from the landmark bakery.
Kinkeade also remanded Jenkins to federal custody in the Seagoville Federal Correctional Facility.
Kinkeade set Oct 16 as the deadline for Jenkins' attorney to file motions in the case and Oct. 30 as the deadline for government responses.
Kinkeade said any plea agreements between the government and Jenkins must be announced to the court no later than seven days before trial.
Court documents say Jenkins orchestrated 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.