Not only did Stan use donor money to pay for the ministry telephone, he also used donor money to pay for his home and cell phones. He did this without board approval according to the treasurer, who did the audit.
Please scroll to bottom of this page to read comments from the treasurer and board member of Stan Telchin Ministries, regarding this issue.
The treasurer and board member of Stan Telchin Ministries comments, Sept.& Nov., 2002:
"I called the billing office at Verizon, and confirmed that the bills paid by the Stan Telchin Ministries checkbook were for Stan's personal phone. In a memo to the board, he said his personal charges did not run more than $50 a month, and yet the 1999 bill was $2,968.31."
CELL PHONE USAGE
"At the special board meeting on January 25, 2001, Stan requested the board approve paying for his cell phone from ministry funds. As I recall, Rev. Rosen modified the motion (made by Jim Capo) to require Stan to pay for excess calls in the event of extensive overuse. Although somewhat puzzled, I voted to approve this motion, which was unanimously passed (STM board minutes for 1/25/01, page 1).
Why was I puzzled? Stan was already having the ministry pay for his cell phone: $926.91 in 1999, and $1,056.89 in 2000. That's almost $2,000 worth of ministry funds he used, apparently without authorization. I suggest you ask Stan to explain."