The Rev. Gregory Malia would show up at the hottest clubs in the wee hours and spend thousands on high priced liquors, afterwards giving out five-figure tips like silver dollars.
The young priest did not spend only on himself, but would on a whim send bottles of Dom Perignon to tables around him, or take a waitress out on the town for a shopping spree.
"I work hard. I make good money. How I spend it - that is my business," the New York Daily News quoted the 43-year-old priest as saying.
"I haven't done anything inappropriate," he stated.
Malia, a hemophiliac who owns a specialty pharmacy dedicated to blood disorders, is very well known and received by the waitresses at the clubs he frequents.
"All the waitresses in the clubs know who he is and smile and scream, 'Father Greg!' when he walks in the door because he's such a good tipper," one club waitress said.
"He'll overtip ... on top of an automatic 20 percent gratuity," she added.
Despite being well known for his generosity, Malia, a divorced father of two, keeps a low profile, and during an interview refused to divulge how he came into so much money or anything else about his life. (ANI)