Mass. Priest Charged with Theft While Living with Parish Employee

A Massachusetts priest facing larceny charges lived with a female parish employee for almost 10 years, apparently without intervention from his diocese, according to court documents in the priest’s criminal case.

The priest reportedly spent more than $100,000 in parish funds for unauthorized purchases, including a snowblower, a riding lawnmower, and dozens of power tools, which he kept at the home of the woman he was living with, court records say.

Father Tomasz Gorny is due in a Massachusetts courtroom Wednesday, for a pre-trial hearing on charges that he stole more than $100,000 from Immaculate Heart of Mary in Granby, where he served as parish administrator.

Gorny, 43, pleaded not guilty to larceny in June.

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