COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Feed My Lambs is a charity based in Cobb County. The man who served as president is accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the organization.
Feed My Children was launched in the early 90s by Elizabeth Weatherby. The charity helps impoverished children attend Christian based preschools in metro Atlanta, as well as Mexico and Liberia.
Several years ago, Weatherby's son, William Kells Weatherby, became President of the organization. The charity gets major donations from corporations and regular, smaller contributions from the public. Months ago members of the board uncovered some financial discrepancies and took their concerns to the Cobb County District Attorney's office. Investigators there discovered thousands of unauthorized transactions that were made over a period of 4 to 5 years. District Attorney Vic Reynolds said the transactions were made by William Weatherby, and added up to $873,000.
"It ran the gamut, personal items, bathing suits, places in Miami, you name it it was on there," said Reynolds.
Weatherby was booked into Cobb County Jail without bond because he has been deemed a flight risk.
A spokesman from Feed My Lambs released a statement stating Weatherby was terminated about a year ago when the discrepancies were first uncovered. The statement goes on to read: "It's important to know that our current financial position is stable, and we remain focused on our mission of serving the children of this community".
Reynolds said when his investigators uncover evidence of a theft from a charity, it hurts.
"They made a difference in so many kids lives, and for it to end up in this position, it's a shame," said Reynolds.