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Valley women misidentified selves at Scientology event

Title: Valley women misidentified selves at Scientology event
Date: Friday, 13 August 1999
Publisher: Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
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Two San Jacinto Valley women posed as two other women Saturday during a grand opening program at the Church of Scientology's Golden Era film studio in Gilman Hot Springs.

Kathleen Racela, an emergency room nurse at Hemet Valley Medical Center, and Patty Duffy, a nurse in a Hemet physician's office, gave a reporter other names when interviewed at the grand opening. They have not publicly explained why they identified themselves as two other nurses at the hospital: Teri Pino and Debb Morgan.

Pino attended the opening, but had not spoken to a reporter. Morgan did not attend the event.

Racela and Duffy were interviewed as they entered the film studio for a guided tour of the new building.

Racela said that she had watched the Gilman Hot Springs complex develop over the years. Duffy joked about wanting to see two of Scientology's most famous personalities: John Travolta and Tom Cruise.

Asked by a reporter for her name, Racela identified herself as Pino. Duffy identified herself as Morgan.

The ruse came to light when Morgan and Pino became aware that their names appeared in the paper.