Your Democrat nominee Lauren Staley Ferry has committed a criminal offense and also has not even taken the time to pay back the small business she embezzled from.
As a voter and concerned citizen, I believe you are as concerned 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 a former employer and made it out to herself. When caught she moved out of state and she went on to continue moving. When these crimes was finally revealed, Ferry said she was sorry, but not to the victim, and there was no effort to repay this debt, no attempt to remedy her wrong, rather she apologized and publicly lamented how hard it was to be blasted with her own crimes.
This shows a total lack of accountability for her own actions much less just how 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 clean of corruption.
2. Lauren did not repaid her stolen gains to her former boss.
3. Ferry might not even be bondable to be our clerk due to her felony criminalrecord.
4. Mike Madigan dispatched his team to stand behind Ferry only demonstrating this might lead to more issues for Will County
A Will County Board member running for county clerk was charged with felony forgery in 2003 but did not appear in the courtroom more helpful hints 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 removed a check from her place of employment 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 documents reported 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, the spokesperson for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. By that time, Staley-Ferry claimed she had already fled the state and had returned to the Midwest, eventually going back to her published here hometown, Joliet.
Ms. .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 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 would likely be probation and restitution.
She said she did not know about the charges until she had already left Arizona, although she said she did not remember the exact time she left.
The criminal charges were dismissed in 2012, as specified in the court documents. Jacinto said, official website 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 of the case.
The Herald-News reached out to Staley-Ferry on Thursday, she said, while she cannot recall several of the details, she rejects the charge.
“I am alerted to that,” Staley-Ferry said. “Obviously, which was many years ago.”
She said the particular criminal charges had been “misdirected” and that there were “nothing there” in regard to the charges.