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.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- HUNTER ARNOLD: Mississippi, Gulf Coast states focus on global business markets
- Host families prepare for Mississippi Braves’ season
- JOSH MABUS — Mississippi’s Healthcare: Not a quality problem, a marketing problem
- Ridgeland property rights tussle is expected to have wide impact
- Two new casinos like the odds on Mississippi Gulf Coast
- Starkville's Cotton Mill Marketplace hotel breaks ground Wednesday
- AWAITING ITS FATE: Gables complex may have to shrink to meet law
- PHIL HARDWICK: When will Mississippi change its culture?
- DAVID DALLAS — Roger Wicker: Profile in discouragement