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Sandy Jenkins has been in federal custody since August 2013 on charges connected to the theft of money from Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana.

Sandy Jenkins, the former controller at Collin Street Bakery accused of bilking the family-owned business of nearly $17 million over the last eight years, entered guilty pleas to charges connected with the scam in a federal court hearing in Dallas Tuesday.

Jenkins entered his pleas before Federal Magistrate Renee Harris Toliver, pleading guilty to mail fraud, money laundering, and lying to a bank. Toliver accepted the pleas and set sentencing for Sandy Jenkins for Sept. 3. He faces up to 60 years in prison on the charges, and would be required to make restitution to the bakery.

Jenkins’ wife, Kay, and daughter, Allison, were both in the courtroom for the proceedings. Kay Jenkins also faces charges in connection with the scheme. She has filed for divorce from Sandy Jenkins.

Also present in the courtroom were about 20 representatives from Collin Street Bakery.

Daily Sun reporter Janet Jacobs said Sandy Jenkins largely avoided eye contact with spectators in the courtroom during the proceeding.

Sandy Jenkins remains in federal custody pending his Sept. 3 sentencing hearing.

We’ll publish more on Tuesday’s court appearance later today and in the Wednesday print edition of the Daily Sun.

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