The Democrat candidate Lauren Staley-Ferry committed a criminal offense and hasn't even taken the time to actually pay back the company 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 said she was sorry, but not to the injured person, and there was no attempt to pay off this debt, no attempt to correct her wrongdoing, rather she apologized and publicly talked about how hard it was to be blasted with her own crimes.
This shows a lack of accountability for her actions aside from just how she might run the county clerks office, if she is able to!
4 things to think about before voting:
1. Lauren has committed felony theft while our current County Clerk's office continues to be clean of corruption.
2. Ferry has not pay back her debt to the victim.
3. Ferry might not be bondable to be the clerk because of her felony embezzlementrecord.
4. Mike Madigan sent his team to support Ferry only demonstrating this could lead to more issues for Will County
A Will County Board member running for county clerk was brought up on charges for felony forgery in 2003 but did not appear 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.
From the court documents, the charge alleged that, in July of 2002, Staley-Ferry removed a go to my blog check from her place of employment at Independent Capital Group, then located in Scottsdale, Arizona, filled it out to herself for unknown amounts and then deposited it into her personal checking account. The documents reported she did so without the knowledge or permission of here her employer.
A 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 left Arizona and had returned to the Midwest, eventually going back to her hometown, Joliet.
Ms. .Jacinto said Staley-Ferry’s case predates 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 on a forgery conviction would likely be probation and restitution.
She said she was unaware of the charges until she was already out of Arizona, although she said she did not remember exactly when she departed.
The charges were dismissed in 2012, as specified in the court papers. Jacinto said, in March of 2012, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office called Independent Capital Group to notify them why not try this out of the change in the status in the case.
When The Herald-News called Staley-Ferry on Thursday, Lauren said, while she cannot recall the exact details, she denies the charge.
“I am aware of that,” Staley-Ferry stated. “Obviously, which was in the past.”
She said the particular criminal charges was “misdirected” and therefore there were “nothing there” regarding the charge.