Media release: According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, Misty Dawn Baynard, 42, of Cartersville, has been arrested and charged with 42 counts of Theft by Taking (Fiduciary) and 1 count of Exploitation of an Elder or Disabled Person following an investigation into financial documentations discovered during a forensic audit conducted by the Good Shepherd Foundation of Bartow County Inc. Board of Directors.
The Good Shepherd is a sheltered work center for the developmentally challenged adults in our community. Their clients take pride in their work, and only the highest quality of work is produced for their customers.
Baynard was employed as the Director by the Good Shepherd Foundation at the time of the incident which took place between July, 2019 to May, 2020. Approximately $45,000 was taken by Baynard from the foundation.
Baynard is currently being held in the Bartow County Adult Detention Center pending a bond hearing before the Bartow County Magistrate Court.
From the Bartow County Jail report: