"But Hagerty also learned from a board member of Camping's Family Radio that he hoped they would somehow return the funds donated by believers who wanted to get out the May 21st word. But he offered no guarantees, just a hope that God would be merciful."
If they could jail Jimmy Baker (if not his now famous ex-wife, Tammy Faye Baker) for fraud, why can they not do the same to Camping? IF his 'church' was the recipient of people's life savings in response to his preaching, then he should have to pay it back in full. His Church reported $30+ million in revenues for last year alone and assets in excess of $105+ Million on hand. Surely he would be capable of repaying those who fell prey to his error and gave up everything to the church's benefit.
Harold Camping, prophet of May 21 doom, to speak May 23 - Faith & Reason