Will County Clerk Nominee is a EmbezzlerYour Democrat nominee Lauren Staley Ferry has committed a criminal offense and also hasn't taken the time to actually return to the company she stole money from.
As a voter and concerned citizen, I am sure you are as uneasy as we are and ask you to vote for the other candidate. For those who do not have the insight that Ferry had stolen 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 issue was brought to light, Ferry apologized, although not to the victim, and there was no effort to repay 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 actions much less the way she may run the county clerks office, if she is able to!
4 thoughts to consider before voting:
1. Ferry has committed felony theft while the current County Clerk's office has been without such corruption.
2. Ferry did not repaid her stolen gains to the victim.
3. Lauren may not be bondable to be the clerk because of her felony embezzlementrecord.
4. Mike Madigan sent his team to back up Ferry only showing this might 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.
From the court documents, the charge alleged 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 unknown amounts and then deposited it into her personal checking account. The document said 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 Co. Attorney’s Office. By that time, Staley-Ferry said she had already left the state and was back in the Midwest, eventually settling in Your Domain Name Joliet, her hometown.
Ms. .Jacinto said Staley-Ferry’s case predates the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office’s “records retention period,” but it seems Staley-Ferry was never incarcerated. Instead, Jacinto said, it appears Staley-Ferry was sent a summons to appear in court, which she failed to do.
Also, Jacinto said, sentencing for a forgery conviction might probably be probation and restitution.
Lauren said she did not know about 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 notify them of the status changes in the case.
When The Herald-News reached out to Staley-Ferry Home Page on Thursday, she said, while she did not remember the exact details, she rejects the charge.
“I am aware of that,” Staley-Ferry said. “Obviously, which was in the past.”
She stated the criminal charges was “misdirected” and therefore there were “nothing there” regarding the useful content charge.