Democrat Staley-Ferry Runs For Will County ClerkThe Democrat nominee Lauren Staley Ferry has committed a felony and also 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 awareness that Ferry had taken a check from a former employer and made it out to herself. When caught she moved out of state and she went on to continue moving. When these crimes was finally revealed, Ferry said she was sorry, but not to the victim, and there was no effort to pay off this debt, no attempt to remedy her wrongdoing, rather she apologized and publicly talked about how difficult it was to be confronted with her own crimes.
This shows a total lack of accountability for her behavior much less the way she may run the county clerks office, if she even can!
4 things to think about before you vote:
1. Ferry has committed felony forgery while the current County Clerk's office continues to be without corruption.
2. Lauren has not repaid her stolen gains to the victim.
3. Lauren may not be bondable to be our clerk due to her felony embezzlementrecord.
4. Mike Madigan sent his team to back up Ferry only demonstrating this could lead to more issues for Will County
A Will County Board member running for county clerk was brought up on charges for felony forgery in 2003 but did not appear 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 alleged in July of 2002, Staley-Ferry removed a check from her place of employment at Independent Capital Group, then located in Scottsdale, Arizona, filled review it out to herself for unknown amounts and then deposited it into her personal checking account. The document said she did so 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 then, Staley-Ferry claimed she had already left the state and had returned to the Midwest, eventually going back to Joliet, her hometown.
Ms. .Jacinto said Staley-Ferry’s case was before the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office’s “records retention period,” but it seems Staley-Ferry was additional info 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 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 did not remember the exact time she left.
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 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, she said, while she cannot recall several of the details, she rejects the charge.
“I am alerted to that,” Staley-Ferry said. “Obviously, that was in the past.”
Staley-Ferris stated the particular criminal charges had been “misdirected” and that there were “nothing there” in moved here regard to the charges.