The Democratic nominee Lauren Staley Ferry has committed a federal crime and hasn't even taken the time to actually return to the organization she had stolen from.
As a voter and concerned citizen, I believe you are as concerned 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 her place of employment and forged his signature. When caught she moved out of state and she went on to continue moving. When these crimes was brought to light, Ferry said she was sorry, but not to the victim, and there was no effort to repay this debt, no intention to correct her wrongdoing, rather she apologized and publicly talked about how hard it was to be blasted with her own blunders.
This only goes to show a total lack of accountability for her actions aside from just how she may run the county clerks office, if she even can!
4 thoughts to consider before you vote:
1. Ferry has perpetrated felony forgery while the current Clerk's office has been without such corruption.
2. Lauren did not pay back her stolen gains to the victim.
3. Ferry may not even 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 why not try here with felony forgery in 2003 but did not appear in the courtroom 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.
According to 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, made it out to herself for an unknown amount and 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 YOURURL.com Co. Attorney’s Office. By that time, Staley-Ferry said she had already fled Arizona and was back in the Midwest, eventually settling in her hometown, Joliet.
Ms. .Jacinto said Staley-Ferry’s case predates the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office’s “records retention time,” but that it appears 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 on 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 the exact time she left.
The charges were dismissed 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 case.
When The Herald-News reached out to Staley-Ferry on Thursday, Lauren said, while she cannot recall several of the details, she rejects the charge.
“I am conscious of that,” Staley-Ferry said. “Obviously, that was many years ago.”
Staley-Ferris stated the particular link charges had been “misdirected” and therefore there were “nothing there” regarding the charge.