July 07, 2010

Catholic Church Won't Cover This One Up...

Why should they?

For once, no children were raped in the making of this story....

The Rev. Kevin J. Gray, 64, was charged with first-degree larceny. Police said he used church funds to pay for hotels, restaurant meals, clothing and male escorts. Father Gray turned himself in to authorities Tuesday morning and was to be arraigned in Waterbury Superior Court.

Waterbury police launched an investigation after the archdiocese came to them May 27 and said it had uncovered unauthorized payments from church funds to accounts held by Father Gray and other suspicious transactions, according to the affidavit.

Father Gray wrote checks to himself, paid off his American Express bills, allowed two men to have credit cards in their names on his account and paid for various other expenses -- including tuition to Harvard and rent in New York City for a man he met in Central Park -- using the church's bank account, the document states.

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6 comments:

Mommy Lisa said...

Okay...what a weird bunch of transactions.

Kim Hambric said...

The Catholic Church is tearing down some houses on my block to make way for a campus ministry or something of the sort. They have not completed their fundraising to build yet. Hmmmmmm. Now I'm wondering if they will have the money to build it, or if someone is off writing some checks to themselves instead.

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

In the name of...

Lemmy Caution said...

I read that on your blog today Kim. Ugh! Reminded me of a story here locally where the Catholic Church released their plans to build a big 9 million dollar new church. They took millions in donations from the local flock.....only to change their mind and put the whole project on indefinate "hold". The donated money not being returned of course.

Bunched Undies said...

Whew...what a relief. For a second there I thought they were all child molesters...

a rose is a rose said...

i'm so proud. he's from MY state!