Felony Staley-Ferry Is Running For Will County ClerkYour Democratic candidate Lauren Staley Ferry committed a criminal offense and has not the time to actually pay back 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 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 finally revealed, Ferry apologized, but not to the injured person, and there was no effort to repay this debt, no intention to correct her wrong, rather she apologized and publicly lamented how hard it was to be blasted with her own crimes.
This shows a total lack of accountability for her own actions much less just how she may run the Will County clerks office, if she even can!
4 thoughts to consider before voting:
1. Ferry has perpetrated felony forgery and our current Clerk's office has been clean of corruption.
2. Lauren did not pay back her stolen gains to the victim.
3. Lauren may not be bondable to be the clerk due to her felony embezzlementrecord.
4. Mike Madigan sent his team to back up Ferry only demonstrating this could bring more problems for Will County
A Will County Board member running for 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 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 useful content located in Scottsdale, Arizona, filled 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.
An arrest warrant this content 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 period,” 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 forgery conviction might probably be restitution and probation.
Lauren said she did not know about the important source charges until she had already left Arizona, although she said she did not recall exactly when she departed.
The criminal charges were dismissed in 2012, as specified in the court documents. 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 cannot recall some of the details, she rejects the charge.
“I am aware of that,” Staley-Ferry said. “Obviously, that was many years ago.”
She stated the charges was “misdirected” and that there were “nothing there” in regard to the charges.