Ex-economic developer indicted for embezzlement
by MBJ Staff
Published: February 5,2014
WIGGINS — State Auditor Stacey Pickering reports Jay Paul Gumm, former executive director of the Stone County Economic Development Partnership, has been indicted on one count of felony embezzlement.
He was served the indictment by OSA special agents and Stone County deputies Monday. Gumm was previously arrested on Aug. 16, 2013, for embezzlement.
As executive director, Gumm embezzled over $24,000, according to Pickering.
The various instances of embezzlement include: Gumm deposited $11,750 into his personal account; fraudulently withheld a $2,000 personal check that was shown as deposited; deposited a $500 fraudulent check into his personal account from a Christmas party; deposited an $8,060 amount from six checks with forged signatures; and other money.
Gumm served two terms in the Oklahoma State Senate from 2002-2010 before moving to Mississippi.
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