Thursday, June 6, 2013
Kevin Gray: Priest Spent Stolen $1.3 Million on Male Escorts, ETC
Kevin Gray, a priest at Sacred Heart Church in Waterbury, Connecticut, is expected to turn himself in after being charged with siphoning $1.3 million from church coffers to pay for his secret gay lifestyle.
After a lengthy investigation, the authorities have charged Gray with first-degree larceny, which could carry a 20-year sentence if he's eventually convicted. Apparently for the past seven years Gray has been spending church money to fund trips to New York and pay for sessions with male escorts, and he also racked up $200,000 in restaurant bills including a large tab at Tavern on the Green.
No word on how much he spent on tickets to Madonna concerts, rare vintage copies of Playbill, body glitter, and vodka sodas on Fire Island. But while it's a terrible thing he's been bilking money from his congregation (and also lied and told his congregation that he had cancer), at least there's one priest behind bars who isn't in trouble for touching his parishioners.