Connecticut Priest Fakes Cancer, Embezzles Church Money for Male Escorts

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Roman Catholic priest Kevin Gray's Sacred Heart parishioners thought he was a good, celibate priest who happened to be struggling with cancer, which maybe explained his occasional absences from the congregation. In reality he was an embezzler who would regularly take lavish trips to Manhattan on the Church's dime, spending $200,000 on expensive restaurants, staying in posh Madison Avenue hotels, and shopping at stores like Armani. In total he embezzled $1.3 million from his congregation. And here's the predictable part: He never had cancer, and he also spent the money on male escorts! It just fits that old stereotype: Catholic priests just have a tendency to secretly be cancer-free.

Police say priest had secrets [Waterbury Republican-American via Gawker]