Your Democratic nominee Lauren Staley-Ferry has committed a felony and has not even taken the time to return to the small business she embezzled from.
As a voter and concerned citizen, I believe 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 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 brought to light, Ferry apologized, but not to the injured person, and there was no effort to pay off this debt, no intention to fix her wrong, rather she apologized and publicly talked about how hard it was to be blasted with her own blunders.
This shows a total lack of accountability for her own actions much less just how she might run the county clerks office, if she is able to!
4 thoughts to consider before you vote:
1. Ferry has perpetrated felony forgery while our current Clerk's office has been without such corruption.
2. Lauren did not pay back her stolen gains to the victim.
3. Ferry might not even be bondable to be our clerk because of her felony criminalrecord.
4. Mike Madigan dispatched his team to support Ferry only showing this could lead to more issues for Will County
A Will County Board member running for county clerk was charged with 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 click to read Wisconsin before the charge was filed.
According to court documents, the charge alleged in July of 2002, Staley-Ferry removed a check from her place of employment at Independent Capital Group, then located in Scottsdale, Arizona, filled it out to herself for an unknown amount and then deposited it into her personal checking account. The document said she did so without the knowledge pop over to this site 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 then, Staley-Ferry claimed she had already left the state and was back in the Midwest, eventually going back to Joliet, her hometown.
.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, the Sheriff said, sentencing on a forgery conviction might probably be probation and restitution.
Lauren said she did not know about the charges until she had already left Arizona, although she said she did not remember exactly when she left.
The charges were dropped in 2012, as specified in the court papers. Jacinto said, in March of 2012, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office reached out to Independent home Capital Group to let them know the status changes in the case.
When The Herald-News called Staley-Ferry on Thursday, Lauren said, while she did not remember the exact details, she denies the charge.
“I am conscious of that,” Staley-Ferry stated. “Obviously, that was in the past.”
Staley-Ferris said the criminal charges had been “misdirected” and that there were “nothing there” in regard to the charges.