Back in 2013, Kathleen Willey attempted to cash in on being a professional victim with Clinton-hating right-wingers by begging for money to pay off her house. Right-wing conspiracy website WorldNetDaily let her tell a sob story about how she "has endured untold personal hardship and anguish for telling the truth, for simply telling the truth!" and that "she is fighting through a maze of refinancing pitfalls and money shortfalls to stabilize her life."
That crowdfunding campaign -- which aimed to raise $80,000, "which would stabilize her home front "-- raised a paltry $3,930, with only one additional donation at this writing in the past two years, despite the added enticement of WND giving an autographed copy of Willey's factually challenged WND-published memoir.
With Hillary Clinton now running for president, Willey is aiming for a new prominence as a professional victim, hooking up with the creepy, sleazy Roger Stone to try and destroy Hillary's campaign. And she still wants people to give her money to pay off her house. Time for a new fundraising campaign!
An email sent out last week on WND's mailing list, signed by "Pamela Jensen, C.P.A.," announced a new crowdfunding mortgage campaign:
With her husband having taken his own life, Kathleen Willey has since had to struggle to handle his debts and now faces the foreclosure of her home outside of Richmond. At the same time, she has kept a heavy schedule of newspaper and radio interviews, speaking the truth about the Clintons and exploding the myth that Hillary is an advocate for women.
That is why I need your help today.
Negotiations with Kathleen's mortgage company are at an impasse. Her mortgage company, Seterus, Inc. Home Loan Servicing, is a financial predator unwilling to come to any reasonable terms that will allow her to keep her home. In 19 short days she will be evicted. Kathleen will lose the place where she has lived with her pets for 20 years.
You and I cannot let that happen. Kathleen Willey has an important role to play in the 2016 election. It's shameful that Bill and Hillary are worth over $250 million while Kathleen has fallen behind in her mortgage.
Working with other women, we have established the KATHLEEN WILLEY MORTGAGE PAY-OFF TRUST FUND. I intend to raise $100,000 to bring her mortgage current to at least stop the foreclosure of her home and hope to raise $386,000 to pay it off entirely.
A CPA in California administers the fund. This is NOT a political action effort; this is a sincere effort by supportive women to save Kathleen's home.
Every dime other than the cost of this solicitation will go to save Kathleen Willey's home. There will be no overhead, no lawyers' fees and no administrative fees. A full audit of the fund will be published on-line when we pay off the mortgage and close the fund.
But Jensen never explained what Willey has been doing for the past 20-plus years, since the alleged events that made her a right-wing poster girl for Clinton-haters, that let her mortgage get so far in arrears -- and apparently adding another $20,000 in nonpayments in the past two years alone. If Willey is not so traumatized that she is able to keep up her "heavy schedule of newspaper and radio interviews," she is untraumatized enough to hold a job. Jensen promises "a full audit of the fund," but she offers no detailed accounting of how Willey got into this situation in the first place.
If she is unable to afford the home she has, perhaps she should sell it, pay off the note and move someplace where housing is less expensive. Or least find a cheaper place to live where she is: The median home price in the Richmond, Va. area, where Willey's house appears to be located, is $151,700 according to Zillow, yet she claims to need $386,000 to fully pay off her home.
Jensen also makes no mention of the 2013 mortgage payoff, even though it, like her current one, is hosted on GoFundMe.
The grifting is going only slightly better this time around; as of this writing, $6,560 has been raised. Not too shabby for playing on the sympathy of gullible right-wingers, but at this rate she's not going to keep her pricey house -- and, thus, avoid taking responsibility for her apparently terrible financial management skills.