How Cfs Made Bad Debts Pay So Well

An anonymous letter lays out questionable practices

William R. Bartmann has always been one for dramatic gestures. When his company, Commercial Financial Services Inc., was riding high in 1997, the Tulsa entrepreneur flew more than 2,000 employees and guests to the Caribbean for a three-day celebration. Now that CFS appears to be unraveling, he is exiting with the same sense of drama.

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