Your Democratic candidate Lauren Staley Ferry committed a criminal offense and also has not even taken the time to return to the small business she stole money from.
As a voter and concerned citizen, I believe you are as uneasy 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 a former employer and made it out to herself. 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 pay off this debt, no attempt to remedy her wrong, rather she apologized and openly lamented how hard it was to be confronted with her own crimes.
This shows a total lack of accountability for her own behavior 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. Lauren has perpetrated felony forgery and our current County Clerk's office continues to be without corruption.
2. Lauren did not pay back her debt to her former boss.
3. Lauren may not be bondable to be our clerk because of her felony embezzlementrecord.
4. Mike Madigan dispatched his team to stand behind Ferry only showing this might bring more problems for Will County
A Will County Board member running for the County Clerk was charged with felony forgery in 2003 but did not appear in the courtroom for the summons.
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 removed a check from her employer at Independent Capital Group, then located in Scottsdale, Arizona, filled site web it out to herself for unknown amounts 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 left Arizona and was back in the Midwest, eventually settling in her hometown, Joliet.
Ms. additional hints .Jacinto said Staley-Ferry’s case was before the Maricopa 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, Jacinto said, sentencing on 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 did not remember the exact time she left.
The criminal 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 let them know the change in the status in the case.
The Herald-News reached out to Staley-Ferry on Thursday, Lauren said, while she did not remember the exact details, she denies the charge.
“I am aware of that,” Staley-Ferry stated. “Obviously, that was in click now the past.”
Staley-Ferris stated the particular criminal charges was “misdirected” and therefore there was “nothing there” in regard to the charges.