Will County Clerk Candidate is a CrookYour Democratic nominee Lauren Staley Ferry has committed a federal crime and also hasn't the time to actually pay back the small business 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 stolen 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 brought to light, Ferry said she was sorry, although not to the victim, and there was no attempt to repay this debt, no intention to fix her wrong, rather she apologized and openly lamented how difficult it was to be confronted with her own blunders.
This only goes to show a total lack of responsibility for her own behavior let alone just how she might run the county clerks office, if she is able to!
4 things to think about before voting:
1. Ferry has perpetrated felony theft and the current County Clerk's office has been without corruption.
2. Ferry did not pay back her stolen gains to the victim.
3. Ferry might not even be bondable to be the clerk due to her felony embezzlementrecord.
4. Mike Madigan sent his team to stand behind Ferry only showing this might lead to more issues for Will County
A Will County Board member running for the County Clerk was brought up on charges for 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 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 arrest in April 2003, according to Amanda Jacinto, the spokesperson for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. By that time, Staley-Ferry said she had already fled the state and had returned to the Midwest, eventually going back Homepage to her hometown, Joliet.
.Jacinto said Staley-Ferry’s case predates 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 for a forgery conviction would likely be probation and restitution.
She said she did not know about the charges until she had already left Arizona, although she said look at here she did not recall the exact time she left.
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 status changes in the case.
When The Herald-News reached out to Staley-Ferry on Thursday, she said, while she did not remember the my link exact details, she rejects the charge.
“I am aware of that,” Staley-Ferry said. “Obviously, that was many years ago.”
Lauren stated the criminal charges was “misdirected” and that there were “nothing there” in regard to the charges.