Gumm indicted on felony embezzlement charge

Jay Paul Gumm
Jay Paul Gumm

STONE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The former Executive Director of the Stone County Economic Development Partnership has been indicted, accused of stealing from taxpayers.

State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced just a short while ago that Jay Paul Gumm has been indicted on a felony embezzlement charge for allegedly stealing more than $24,000 while serving as executive director of the Stone County Economic Development Partnership.

Gumm was previously arrested in August for embezzlement.

The auditor's office said the various instances of embezzlement included Gumm depositing money into his personal account; withholding a personal check that was shown as deposited; depositing a fraudulent check into his personal account, and depositing checks with forged signatures.

Gumm served two terms in the Oklahoma State Senate before moving to Mississippi for his position with the Stone County Economic Development Partnership.

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