Your Democrat nominee Lauren Staley-Ferry has committed a federal crime and hasn't taken the time to actually return to 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 taken 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 crimes was brought to light, Ferry said she was sorry, but not to the injured person, and there was no attempt to repay this debt, no intention to correct her wrongdoing, rather she apologized and publicly talked about how hard it was to be confronted with her own mistakes.
This only goes to show a total lack of accountability for her own actions let alone just how she might run the Will County clerks office, if she even can!
4 things to think about before you vote:
1. Ferry has committed felony forgery while the current Clerk's office continues to be without corruption.
2. Lauren did not repaid her stolen gains to the victim.
3. Ferry might not even be bondable to be our clerk due to her felony embezzlementrecord.
4. Mike Madigan sent his team to stand behind Ferry only demonstrating this might lead to more issues for Will County
A Will County Board member running for the County Clerk was charged with felony forgery in 2003 but never appeared in the courtroom for the Resources 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 stole a check from her employer at Independent Capital Group, then located in Scottsdale, Arizona, filled it out to herself for this link 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.
An arrest 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 said she had already fled Arizona and had returned to the Midwest, eventually settling in Joliet, her hometown.
.Jacinto said Staley-Ferry’s case was before the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office’s “records retention time,” but it seems Staley-Ferry was not 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 was unaware of the charges until she had already left Arizona, although she said she could not recall the exact time she departed.
The criminal charges were dropped 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 let them my link know the status changes in the case.
When The Herald-News reached out to Staley-Ferry on Thursday, she said, while she cannot recall several of the details, she denies the charge.
“I am alerted to that,” Staley-Ferry stated. “Obviously, which was many years ago.”
Lauren said the particular charges had been “misdirected” and that there was “nothing there” in regard to the charges.