Will County Clerk Candidate is a CrookYour Democratic candidate Lauren Staley Ferry committed a federal crime and also hasn't the time to return to the small business she had stolen from.
As a voter and concerned citizen, I believe you are as concerned as we are and ask you to vote for another 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 moved out of state and she went on to continue moving. When these issue was brought to light, Ferry said she was sorry, although not to the injured person, and there was no effort to repay this debt, no intention to fix her wrongdoing, rather she apologized and openly talked about how hard it was to be confronted with her own crimes.
This only goes to show a lack of accountability for her actions let alone the way she might run the county clerks office, if she is able to!
4 things to think about before you vote:
1. Lauren has committed felony theft while the current County Clerk's office has been without such corruption.
2. Lauren has not pay back her debt to her former boss.
3. Ferry may not even be bondable to be the clerk because of her felony criminalrecord.
4. Mike Madigan dispatched his team to stand behind Ferry only demonstrating this might lead to more issues for Will County
A Will County Board member running for county clerk was charged with 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 alleged that, in July of 2002, Staley-Ferry stole 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 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 Co. Attorney’s Office. By that time, Staley-Ferry claimed she had already fled Arizona and had returned to the Midwest, eventually settling in her hometown, Joliet.
.Jacinto said Staley-Ferry’s case predates the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office’s “records retention period,” 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, important link the Sheriff said, sentencing on a forgery conviction would likely be restitution and probation.
Lauren said she was unaware of the great post to read charges until she was already out of Arizona, although she said she could not remember the exact time she left.
The criminal charges were dropped in 2012, according to court documents. Jacinto said, in March of 2012, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office called Independent Capital Group to let them know the status changes in the case.
When The Herald-News reached out to Staley-Ferry on Thursday, Lauren said, while she cannot recall the exact details, she rejects the charge.
“I am alerted to that,” Staley-Ferry stated. “Obviously, which was in the past.”
She stated the particular criminal charges had been “misdirected” click to read more and that there were “nothing there” in regard to the charges.