Your Democrat candidate Lauren Staley Ferry committed a criminal offense and also has not even taken the time to pay back the organization she stole money 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 awareness that Ferry had taken a check from a former employer and made it out to herself. When caught she fled the scene of the crime and she went on to continue moving. When these crimes was brought to light, Ferry said she was sorry, although not to the victim, and there was no attempt to pay off this debt, no intention to fix her wrongdoing, rather she apologized and publicly talked about how difficult it was to be blasted with her own crimes.
This shows a lack of accountability for her own actions much less just how she might run the Will County clerks office, if she even can!
4 things to think about before voting:
1. Ferry has perpetrated felony theft while our current County Clerk's office continues to be clean of such corruption.
2. Ferry did not pay back her debt to the victim.
3. Lauren may not be bondable to be our clerk due to her felony embezzlementrecord.
4. Mike Madigan sent his team to support Ferry only showing this might bring more problems for Will County
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A Will County Board member running for the County Clerk was charged with felony forgery in 2003 but never appeared in court 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 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 so without the knowledge or permission of her employer.
A 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 left the state and was back in the Midwest, eventually going back to Joliet, her hometown.
Ms. .Jacinto said Staley-Ferry’s case was before recommended you read the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office’s “records retention period,” but it seems 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 probation and restitution.
Staley-Ferry said she was unaware of the charges until she was already out of Arizona, although she said she could not remember the exact time she left.
The charges were dropped in 2012, according to court papers. Jacinto said, in March of 2012, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office reached out to Independent Capital Group to let them know the page status changes of the case.
The Herald-News reached out to Staley-Ferry on Thursday, Lauren said, while she did not remember several of the details, she rejects the charge.
“I am aware of that,” Staley-Ferry stated. “Obviously, that was in the past.”
Lauren stated the charges had been “misdirected” and therefore there were “nothing there” in regard to the charges.