Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery Niles said the case involves the suspected theft of more than $2,000 from deposits of meal sales at the Sandersville Regional Youth Detention Center.
Niles said in a statement that James Sanders, who acted as business manager for the central Georgia facility, was taken into custody Monday by Baldwin County sheriff’s deputies. Sanders was charged with 21 felony counts of theft by taking.
Niles said an internal investigation determined that cash was being withdrawn illegally from the agency meal account. Sanders is accused of replacing the cash with personal checks.
It wasn’t known Tuesday whether Sanders has an attorney in the case.