Priest on Leave as Police Investigate

NBC Connecticut

By Debra Bogstie

Thursday, Feb 2, 2012

A Moodus priest is on voluntary leave as state police investigate allegations of financial irregularities at his parish.

State police said they launched an investigation into St. Bridget Church in Moodus in December.

That’s the same month in which Father Gregoire Fluet took a voluntary leave of absence, according to Michael Strammiello, the spokesman for the Diocese of Norwich.

The investigation pertains to the church’s finances and was launched after a single parishioner raised questions, Strammiello said.

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