Your Democratic candidate Lauren Staley-Ferry committed a federal crime and hasn't taken the time to return to 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 crimes was finally revealed, Ferry apologized, but not to the victim, and there was no effort to pay off this debt, no intention to correct her wrongdoing, rather she apologized and publicly talked about how difficult it was to be confronted with her own crimes.
This only goes to show a lack of responsibility for her own actions not to mention the way she might run the county clerks office, if she even can!
4 thoughts to consider before voting:
1. Lauren has perpetrated felony forgery while the current County Clerk's office continues to be clean of such corruption.
2. Lauren did not repaid her stolen gains to her former boss.
3. Ferry may not even be bondable to be the clerk due to 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 county clerk was brought up on charges for felony forgery in 2003 but never appeared in the courtroom 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.
From the court documents, the charge alleged in July of 2002, Staley-Ferry removed a check from her employer 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 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, a spokeswoman for the read this article Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. By then, Staley-Ferry said she had already left Arizona 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 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 for a forgery conviction would likely be restitution and probation.
She news said she did not know about the charges until she had already left Arizona, although she said she did not recall exactly when she departed.
The charges were dropped in 2012, according to court documents. Jacinto said, in March of 2012, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office called Independent Capital Group visit this site right here to notify them of the change in the status of the case.
When The Herald-News called Staley-Ferry on Thursday, Lauren said, while she did not remember the exact details, she rejects the charge.
“I am conscious of that,” Staley-Ferry stated. “Obviously, which was many years ago.”
Staley-Ferris stated the criminal charges had been “misdirected” and therefore there was “nothing there” regarding the charges.