Springville, Calif. -- A pair of filings in Tulare County courts detail a trail of bad debts left by disgraced anti-porn crusader Shelley Lubben.
Readers will recall that Mrs. Lubben's house burned to the ground in a drug lab fire on her Balch Park Road property (a.k.a. The Lubben Ranch) in March 2018. Lubben took ownership of the property when her husband, Garrett, divorced her after she cheated on him with a ranch hand named Joe Valley.
The question of who exactly owns the Balch Park Road property is a murky one, which we will return to at another time. Lubben apparently sold all or most of it to a man named Sirjoe Carmona, but has claimed to confidantes that she received insurance money after the fire, which would indicate that she retained an insurable interest.
Shelley also received a large number of assets in her divorce settlement, which was concluded in July 2016.
Yet somehow Shelley Lubben didn't feel the need to pay her credit debt.
In February 2017, Discover Bank sued Shelley in Porterville for $8984.35 in unpaid charges to her Discover Card.
The bank won via default judgment in November of that year.
The default judgement paperwork:
A second collections lawsuit, filed in Visalia by Midland Funding in March 2018, was also lost by Shelley via a default judgment.
Midland Funding is one of the nation's biggest buyers of unpaid debt, so it's unknown at this point where the debt originated.
This time, the damage was $10,169.70
That's a total of $19,154.05 in bad debts.
Let's all hear it for this fine Christian woman who wants too tell all of us how to live.