Your Democratic candidate Lauren Staley Ferry committed a criminal offense and has not even taken the time to pay back the small business she had stolen 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 knowledge that Ferry had stolen a check from her place of employment and forged his signature. When caught she moved out of state and she went on to continue moving. When these issue was brought to light, Ferry apologized, although not to the victim, and there was no effort to pay off this debt, no attempt to correct her wrong, rather she apologized and openly talked about how difficult it was to be blasted with her own crimes.
This shows a lack of accountability for her own behavior let alone just how she may run the county clerks office, if she even can!
4 things to think about before voting:
1. Ferry has perpetrated felony forgery and the current Clerk's office has been without corruption.
2. Lauren did not pay back her stolen gains to the victim.
3. Lauren might not be bondable to be the clerk due to her felony criminalrecord.
4. Mike Madigan dispatched his team to stand behind Ferry only showing this might lead to more issues for Will County
A Will County Board member running for the County Clerk was brought up on charges for 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 look at this website 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 employer 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.
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 said she had already fled Arizona and was back in the Midwest, eventually settling in her hometown, Joliet.
Ms. .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 never arrested. Instead, Jacinto said, it appears Staley-Ferry was sent a summons to appear in court, which she failed to do.
Also, Jacinto said, sentencing on a find out forgery conviction might probably be restitution and probation.
Lauren 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 papers. Jacinto said, in March of 2012, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office called Independent Capital Group to notify them of the change in the status in the case.
When The Herald-News reached out to 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 stated this article the charges was “misdirected” and therefore there was “nothing there” regarding the charge.