Two former employees of the world's largest Christian television channel Trinity Broadcasting Network are accusing the non-profit of spending $50 million of its funding on extravagant personal expenses.
Among purchases, the network founded by Televangelists Paul and Jan Crouch, is accused of misappropriating its 'charitable assets' toward a $50 million jet, 13 mansions and a $100,000-mobile home for Mrs Crouch's dogs.
Their granddaughter, Brittany Koper, 26, recently filed her allegations in court after a brief appointment as the network's chief finance director in July.
She claims she was fired in September after discovering the 'illegal financial schemes' according to the lawsuit obtained by the Los Angeles Times, and consequently reporting them to Mr Crouch.
TBN is an $800 million empire. 'They're basically taking money from old people and putting it in their pocket and living the high life.' That's not my opinion; that's the opinion of the founder of Wall Watchers/MinistryWatch, a Christian ministry that provides due diligence on ministries that take donations. I know my Uncle Louis gave "a lot of money" to "the TV preachers" in the years before he died; I don't know if it was TBN, but whoever it was, I have my doubts that it was spent charitably.