Pickering audit leads to guilty plea in Madison County

A former lawn care provider for Rankin County schools has pleaded guilty to two counts, fraudulent statements submitted and wire fraud.

Malcolm Sanders was sentenced today to 10 years in prison, five of which have been suspended, according to the state auditor’s office.

Sanders, along with his wife, Dolister, was arrested April 11 after an investigation found the couple were not performing the work nor providing the purchased product as detailed in his contract or invoices submitted to Rankin County Schools, according to a news release from the auditor’s office.

Clarion Ledger