Will County Clerk Candidate is a LawbreakerYour Democratic candidate Lauren Staley Ferry has committed a federal crime and has not the time to return to the company she embezzled from.
As a voter and concerned citizen, I am sure you are as uneasy as we are and ask you to vote for another candidate. For those who do not have the insight that Ferry had stolen a check from her place of employment and forged his signature. When caught she fled the scene of the crime and she went on to continue moving. When these issue was brought to light, Ferry apologized, although not to the victim, and there was no effort to repay this debt, no intention to fix her wrongdoing, rather she apologized and publicly lamented how hard it was to be blasted with her own mistakes.
This shows a 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 perpetrated felony forgery and the current Clerk's office has been without corruption.
2. Ferry has not repaid her stolen gains to the victim.
3. Ferry may not even be bondable to be the clerk due to her felony criminalrecord.
4. Mike Madigan sent his team to support Ferry only demonstrating this might bring more problems for Will County
A Will County Board member running for county clerk was charged with felony forgery in 2003 but did not appear in court for the case.
Lauren Staley-Ferry, D-Joliet, weblink 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 in July of 2002, Staley-Ferry stole a check from her place of employment 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 document said she did this without the knowledge or permission of her employer.
A warrant was issued for Staley-Ferry’s go to website 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 going back to Joliet, her hometown.
.Jacinto said Staley-Ferry’s case was before the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office’s “records retention period,” 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 for a forgery conviction might probably be restitution and probation.
She said she did not know about the charges until she was already out of Arizona, although she said she could not remember the exact time she departed.
The criminal charges were dropped in 2012, according to court documents. 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 useful link case.
When The Herald-News called Staley-Ferry on Thursday, Lauren said, while she did not remember some of the details, she denies the charge.
“I am aware of that,” Staley-Ferry stated. “Obviously, which was in the past.”
Lauren stated the charges was “misdirected” and therefore there was “nothing there” in regard to the charge.