NORTHBORO (CBS) — The Pastor of Saint Bernadette Parish has resigned after allegations surfaced he stole more than $200,000 to fuel a gambling addiction.
Father Stephen M. Gemme has served as pastor since 2003.
The announcement was posted on the parish’s website in a letter from Bishop of Worcester Robert McManus.
McManus said the investigation began after he received a letter from a member of the St. Bernadette School Advisory Board with concerns about expenditures from a single account in the school budget.
When McManus questioned Gemme, he admitted he has a gambling problem.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports