Will County Clerk Nominee is a LawbreakerThe Democratic nominee Lauren Staley Ferry committed a federal crime and hasn't taken the time to return to the organization she had stolen 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 insight 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 issue was finally revealed, Ferry apologized, although not to the injured person, and there was no effort to repay this debt, no attempt to correct her wrong, rather she apologized and openly talked about how hard it was to be blasted with her own mistakes.
This only goes to show a total lack of accountability for her own behavior aside from the way she may run the Will County clerks office, if she even can!
4 things to think about before voting:
1. Ferry has perpetrated felony forgery and the current County Clerk's office has been without corruption.
2. Ferry has not repaid her stolen gains to the victim.
3. Ferry might not be bondable to be our clerk due to 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 the 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 you could try this out alleged in July of 2002, Staley-Ferry Find Out More 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 blog 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 Maricopa Co. Attorney’s Office. By that time, Staley-Ferry claimed she had already left the state and had returned to the Midwest, eventually going back to Joliet, her hometown.
.Jacinto said Staley-Ferry’s case predates the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office’s “records retention time,” but it seems 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, the Sheriff said, sentencing on 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 did not remember the exact time she left.
The charges were dismissed in 2012, according to court documents. Jacinto said, in March of 2012, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office reached out to Independent Capital Group to let them know the status changes of the case.
When The Herald-News called Staley-Ferry on Thursday, Lauren said, while she did not remember several of the details, she rejects the charge.
“I am conscious of that,” Staley-Ferry stated. “Obviously, that was many years ago.”
Staley-Ferris said the particular criminal charges had been “misdirected” and that there were “nothing there” regarding the charge.