The Democrat candidate Lauren Staley Ferry committed a federal crime and also hasn't even taken the time to actually return to the company 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 a former employer and forged his signature. When caught she fled the scene of the crime and she went on to continue moving. When these issue was finally revealed, Ferry said she was sorry, but not to the victim, and there was no attempt to pay off this debt, no attempt to fix her wrongdoing, rather she apologized and openly complained how difficult it was to be blasted with her own crimes.
This only goes to show a total lack of accountability for her own behavior aside from the way she might run the Will County clerks office, if she even can!
4 things to think about before you vote:
1. Lauren 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 dispatched his team to stand behind Ferry only demonstrating this could bring more problems for Will County
A Will County Board member running for the County Clerk was charged with felony forgery in 2003 but never appeared in court for the case.
Lauren Staley-Ferry, D-Joliet, was charged with the felony forgery in Maricopa County, Arizona. Staley-Ferry had lived and linked here 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 removed a check from her employer at Independent Capital Group, then located in Scottsdale, Arizona, filled it out to herself for unknown amounts 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, a spokeswoman for the Maricopa Co. Attorney’s Office. By then, Staley-Ferry claimed she had already fled the state and was back in the Midwest, eventually settling in her hometown, Joliet.
Ms. .Jacinto said Staley-Ferry’s case was before why not try here the Maricopa explanation County Attorney’s Office’s “records retention period,” but it seems Staley-Ferry was never arrested. 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 for a forgery conviction would likely be probation and restitution.
Lauren said she did not know about the charges until she had already left Arizona, although she said she could not remember the exact time she left.
The charges were dropped 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 change in the status of the case.
The Herald-News reached out to Staley-Ferry on Thursday, Lauren said, while she cannot recall the exact details, she denies the charge.
“I am alerted to that,” Staley-Ferry said. “Obviously, which was in the past.”
Staley-Ferris stated the particular criminal charges had been “misdirected” and that there were “nothing there” in regard to the charges.