OMAHA, Neb. -- An Omaha-area priest is behind bars after being accused of stealing from a vulnerable adult.

Rev. Michael Gutgsell was arrested Friday morning on theft and abuse charges.

According to court documents, Gutgsell is accused of stealing $154,000 from an individual between 2018 and 2020.

Fr. Gutgsell had been the priest at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Springfield this summer. The archdiocese directed him to resign as a pastor and placed him on indefinite administrative leave.