Johnson County Priest Pleads No Contest to Stealing Over $42,000 from Parish

A Johnson County Catholic priest accused of stealing more than $42,000 from his Gardner parish pleaded no contest to felony theft Friday.

The Rev. Joseph Cramer’s trial was set to start on Monday before he pleaded. He was originally charged with one count of theft and two counts of computer crime. The computer crime charges were dropped Friday.

Cramer, 68, was charged in May 2018 after he was placed on leave from Divine Mercy Parish months earlier for “financial irregularities.”

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