Oklahoma Democrat Embezzled $24,000

Jay Paul Gum mug shot


Mississippi Authorities arrested former Democratic Oklahoma state senator Jay Paul Gumm on Friday for embezzling $24,000 while he served as the executive director of the Stone County Economic Development Partnership, according to Oklahoma news reports.

Gumm served in the Oklahoma state senate for one term starting in 2006. According to KTEN:

The various instances of embezzlement included Gumm depositing $11,750.00 into his personal account; fraudulently withholding a $2,000.00 personal check that was shown as deposited; depositing a $500.00 fraudulent check into his personal account from a Christmas party; and depositing an $8,060.00 amount from six checks with forged signatures; and other money.