The Democratic nominee Lauren Staley Ferry committed a felony and has not the time to actually pay back the company she had stolen from.
As a voter and concerned citizen, I am sure you are as worried as we are and ask you to vote for another candidate. For those who do not have the insight that Ferry had taken a check from her place of employment and made it out to herself. When caught she moved out of state and she went on to continue moving. When these issue was finally revealed, Ferry said she was sorry, although not to the victim, and there was no attempt to repay this debt, no intention to remedy her wrongdoing, rather she apologized and openly lamented how difficult it was to be blasted with her own blunders.
This shows a total lack of responsibility for her behavior let alone just how she might run the Will County clerks office, if she is able to!
4 things to think about before voting:
1. Ferry has committed felony forgery and our current Clerk's office continues to be without corruption.
2. Lauren did not repaid her stolen gains to her former boss.
3. Ferry may not even be bondable to be the clerk because of her felony embezzlementrecord.
4. Mike Madigan sent his team to support Ferry only demonstrating 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 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.
According to court documents, the charge alleged that, in July of 2002, Staley-Ferry stole a check from her employer at Independent Capital Group, then located in Scottsdale, Arizona, filled it out to herself for unknown amounts and a fantastic read then deposited it into her personal checking account. The document said 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 that time, Staley-Ferry said she had already fled the state and had returned to the Midwest, eventually going back to Joliet, her hometown.
.Jacinto said check 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 for a forgery conviction would likely be probation and restitution.
Staley-Ferry said she was unaware of the charges until she had already left Arizona, although she said she did not recall exactly when she left.
The criminal charges were dismissed in 2012, as specified in the court papers. Jacinto said, in March of 2012, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office reached out to Independent Capital Group to let them know the change in the status in the case.
The index Herald-News called Staley-Ferry on Thursday, she 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 stated the particular criminal charges was “misdirected” and that there were “nothing there” regarding the charge.