Your Democratic nominee Lauren Staley Ferry committed a federal crime and also has not even taken the time to actually return to the organization she embezzled from.
If you as a voter and/or concerned citizen are as worried as we are please vote for the other candidate. For those who do not have the knowledge that Ferry had taken a check from her place of employment and made it out to herself. When caught she moved out of state and she went on to continue moving. When these crimes was finally revealed, Ferry apologized, but not to the injured person, and there was no attempt to repay this debt, no attempt to fix her wrongdoing, rather she apologized and openly talked about how hard it was to be blasted with her own crimes.
This shows a total lack of accountability for her behavior not to mention the way she might run the Will County clerks office, if she even can!
4 thoughts to consider before voting:
1. Lauren has committed felony forgery and our current County Clerk's office continues to be without such corruption.
2. Ferry did not pay back her stolen gains to her former boss.
3. Ferry might not be bondable to be our clerk due to her felony criminalrecord.
4. Mike Madigan dispatched his team to stand behind Ferry only demonstrating this could bring more problems for Will County
A Will County Board member running for county clerk was brought up on charges for felony forgery in 2003 but did not appear in the courtroom for the case.
Lauren Staley-Ferry, D-Joliet, was charged with the felony forgery in Maricopa County, Arizona. Staley-Ferry had lived and worked in Maricopa County but moved from there to Wisconsin before learn the facts here now the charge was filed.
According to court documents, the charge alleged that, in July of 2002, Staley-Ferry removed a check from her place of employment at Independent Capital Group, then located special info in Scottsdale, Arizona, made it out to herself for unknown amounts and then deposited it into her personal checking account. The documents reported she did so without the knowledge or permission of her employer.
An arrest warrant was issued my latest blog post for Staley-Ferry’s arrest in April 2003, according to Amanda Jacinto, the spokesperson for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. By then, Staley-Ferry claimed she had already left Arizona and was back in the Midwest, eventually going back to Joliet, her hometown.
.Jacinto said Staley-Ferry’s case predates the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office’s “records retention time,” but it seems Staley-Ferry was not incarcerated. Instead, Jacinto said, it appears Staley-Ferry was sent a summons to appear in court, which she failed to do.
Also, the Sheriff said, sentencing on a forgery conviction would likely be restitution and probation.
Lauren said she was unaware of the charges until she was already out of Arizona, although she said she did not recall exactly when she left.
The charges were dismissed in 2012, according to court papers. Jacinto said, in March of 2012, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office called Independent Capital Group to let them know the status changes of the case.
The Herald-News reached out to Staley-Ferry on Thursday, she said, while she cannot recall some of the details, she denies the charge.
“I am conscious of that,” Staley-Ferry said. “Obviously, that was many years ago.”
Staley-Ferris stated the charges was “misdirected” and that there was “nothing there” regarding the charge.