Police investigate former Gwinnett planning commissioner in church theft

Gwinnett County police are investigating claims that a former planning commissioner stole nearly $27,000 -- and perhaps much more --– from his church.

A police report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution indicates police are investigating planning Commissioner Floy Jumper, the treasurer at Peachtree Corners Presbyterian Church.

According to the Aug. 25 report, church officials confronted Jumper and he confessed to “writing out checks to himself on the church’s account.”

Church officials told police they know Jumper took $26,807 this year. But, according to the report, they believe Jumper took money “during the past few years.”

Gwinnett police Corp. Jake Smith said the matter is still under investigation, and no charges have been filed.

Smith said the exact amount stolen “over the course of the past seven or eight years has not yet been determined. The amount is believed to be significantly higher than the amount listed in this initial report.”

Until recently Jumper was a member of the Municipal-Gwinnett County Planning Commission. The county commission accepted Jumper’s resignation Aug. 24.

Jumper and church officials could not immediately be reached for comment.