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Director arrested after stealing $45K from foundation for special needs adults in Bartow County

Director arrested after stealing $45K from foundation for special needs adults in Bartow County. According to information from Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap, Misty Dawn Baynard, 42 of Cartersville has been arrested and charged with 42 counts of fiduciary theft by taking and one count of exploitation of an elder or disabled person following an investigation into financial documentation discovered during a forensic audit conducted by the Good Shepherd Foundation of Bartow County Board of Directors. The Good Shepherd is a sheltered work center for the developmentally challenged adults in our community. Baynard was the director of the Good Shepherd Foundation at the time of the incident, between July 2019 to May 2020. Baynard took approximately $45,000 from the foundation. Baynard is currently in the Bartow County Jail, pending a bond hearing before the Bartow County Magistrate Court.