Will County Clerk Candidate is a EmbezzlerYour Democrat nominee Lauren Staley Ferry committed a federal crime and also hasn't the time to actually return to the organization she had stolen from.
As a voter and concerned citizen, I believe you are as concerned as we are and ask you to vote for the other candidate. For those who do not have the awareness that Ferry had stolen 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 brought to light, Ferry apologized, although not to the victim, and there was no effort to repay this debt, no intention to correct her wrong, rather she apologized and openly talked about how difficult it was to be confronted with her own mistakes.
This only goes to show a total lack of responsibility for her behavior not to mention just how she may run the county clerks office, if she is able to!
4 thoughts to consider before you vote:
1. Lauren has perpetrated felony theft and our current County Clerk's office continues to be clean of such corruption.
2. Ferry did not pay back her debt to the victim.
3. Lauren may not be bondable to be the clerk due to her felony criminalrecord.
4. Mike Madigan dispatched his team to back up Ferry only showing this might bring more problems for Will County
A Will County Board member running for the County Clerk was brought up on charges for felony forgery in this hyperlink 2003 but never appeared in court for the summons.
Lauren Staley-Ferry, D-Joliet, was charged with linked here the felony forgery in Maricopa County, Arizona. Staley-Ferry had lived and worked in Maricopa County but moved from there to Wisconsin before the charge was filed.
From the court documents, the charge alleged in July of 2002, Staley-Ferry stole a check from her employer at Independent Capital Group, then located in Scottsdale, Arizona, made it out to herself for an unknown amount and then deposited it into her personal checking account. The document said she did so without the knowledge or permission of her employer.
A warrant was issued for Staley-Ferry’s arrest in April 2003, according to Amanda Jacinto, a spokeswoman for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. By that time, Staley-Ferry claimed she had already fled Arizona and had returned to the Midwest, eventually settling in her hometown, Joliet.
.Jacinto said Staley-Ferry’s case was before the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office’s “records retention period,” but it seems Staley-Ferry my explanation was never incarcerated. Instead, Jacinto said, it appears Staley-Ferry was sent a summons to appear in court, which she failed to do.
Also, Jacinto said, sentencing for a forgery conviction might probably be restitution and probation.
She said she was unaware of the charges until she had already left Arizona, although she said she could not recall the exact time she departed.
The criminal charges were dropped in 2012, as specified in the court papers. Jacinto said, in March of 2012, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office called Independent Capital Group to let them know the change in the status in the case.
When The Herald-News reached out to Staley-Ferry on Thursday, she said, while she cannot recall the exact details, she rejects the charge.
“I am conscious of that,” Staley-Ferry said. “Obviously, that was many years ago.”
She stated the criminal charges was “misdirected” and therefore there were “nothing there” in regard to the charge.