The Democrat nominee Lauren Staley-Ferry has committed a federal crime and has not even taken the time to return to the company she embezzled from.
As a voter and concerned citizen, I believe you are as worried as we are and ask you to vote for the other candidate. For those who do not have the awareness that Ferry had taken a check from her place of employment and made it out to herself. When caught she fled the scene of the crime and she went on to continue moving. When these crimes was brought to light, Ferry said she was sorry, but not to the injured person, 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 crimes.
This only goes to show a lack of accountability for her own actions not to mention just how she might run the Will County clerks office, if she even can!
4 things to think about before you vote:
1. Ferry has perpetrated felony theft while the current Clerk's office has been clean of such corruption.
2. Ferry has not repaid her stolen gains to the victim.
3. Lauren may not even be bondable to be our clerk because of her felony criminalrecord.
4. Mike Madigan sent his team to back up Ferry only demonstrating this could lead to more issues basics 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 the charge was filed.
From the court documents, the charge alleged that, in July of 2002, Staley-Ferry right here removed a check from her place of employment at Independent Capital Group, then located in Scottsdale, Arizona, filled it out to herself for an unknown amount and then deposited it into her personal checking account. The documents reported she did this without the knowledge or permission of her employer.
An arrest warrant was issued for Staley-Ferry’s arrest in April 2003, according to Amanda Jacinto, the spokesperson for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. By that time, Staley-Ferry claimed she had already left Arizona and had returned to the Midwest, eventually going back to Joliet, her hometown.
Ms. .Jacinto said Staley-Ferry’s case was before the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office’s “records retention period,” but that it appears Staley-Ferry was not arrested. Instead, Jacinto said, it appears Staley-Ferry was sent a summons to appear in court, which she failed to do.
Also, Jacinto said, sentencing on a forgery conviction might probably be restitution and probation.
She said she was unaware of the charges until she was already out of Arizona, although she said she could not recall exactly when she departed.
The criminal 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 notify them of the status changes of the case.
The Herald-News reached out to Staley-Ferry on Thursday, Lauren said, while she did not remember the exact details, she rejects the charge.
“I am conscious of that,” Staley-Ferry stated. “Obviously, which was in the past.”
Lauren said a knockout post the charges had been “misdirected” and that there were “nothing there” regarding the charge.