A Catholic priest stole $1.3 million from his Waterbury, Conn., parish to finance a gay old time in New York, authorities charged yesterday.
The Rev. Kevin Gray allegedly blew the money he looted from his financially struggling parish over seven years on male escorts, rooms at hotels, including the Waldorf, designer clothes, trendy restaurants and tuition for several young studs.
Gray, 64, regularly shacked up in an Upper East Side apartment that he rented for a 35-year-old man, court documents charge.
The priest not only paid for the apartment, but also the Harvard tuition for his male friend, authorities said. Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/gay_priest_commits_sin_eBwNIJe1LREIpLjCSsG4cM#ixzz3mqwMEupD
Gray was ordered held in lieu of $750,000 bond yesterday after appearing in Waterbury Superior Court. His alleged scam was exposed by a recent Hartford Archdiocese financial review of his Sacred Heart Parish, whose overwhelmingly Hispanic congregation he had led since 2003.
Church officials notified cops, whose arrest warrant for Gray tells a tawdry tale of his lust for men and the Big Apple high life.
From 2003 until this past March, that warrant said, Gray charged more than $205,000 to restaurants, including Tavern on the Green, L'Absinthe, Brunelli and Giovanni. Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/gay_priest_commits_sin_eBwNIJe1LREIpLjCSsG4cM#ixzz3mqvyiMxc