Some Scientologists give until they're bankrupt - 2011-11-19
Church of Scientology fundraisers tell followers that it's worth it to stretch their finances for the good of the church and the future of the planet. But some parishioners stretch too far. • Bankruptcy filings and other court records from around the country reveal how some Scientologists donated heavily and fell on hard financial times. • The church said that contrary to the statements of numerous former members, Scientology "fundraisers do not persuade or pressure parishioners to take on debt."
Hector M. Guevara
"We were primed," said Hy Levy, a former registrar responsible for selling church counseling. "We knew he was going to be a good prospect."