Your Democratic candidate Lauren Staley-Ferry has committed a federal crime and also hasn't the time to actually pay back the small business she stole money from.
As a voter and concerned citizen, I believe you are as uneasy as we are and ask you to vote for the other candidate. For those who do not have the awareness that Ferry had stolen a check from her place of employment and made it out to herself. When caught she moved out of state and she went on to continue moving. When these issue was finally revealed, Ferry apologized, but not to the injured person, and there was no effort to pay off this debt, no intention to correct her wrongdoing, rather she apologized and publicly complained how hard it was to be blasted with her own mistakes.
This shows a lack of accountability for her behavior much less just how she might run the Will County clerks office, if she is able to!
4 things to think about before you vote:
1. Ferry has perpetrated felony theft and our current Clerk's office has been without corruption.
2. Lauren did not repaid her stolen gains to her former boss.
3. Ferry may not even be bondable to be our clerk because of her felony embezzlementrecord.
4. Mike Madigan sent his team to back up Ferry only demonstrating this might lead to more issues for Will County
A Will County Board member click site running for the 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.
According to court documents, the charge alleged in July of 2002, Staley-Ferry removed a check from her employer at Independent Capital Group, then 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 was issued for Staley-Ferry’s arrest in April 2003, according to Amanda Jacinto, a spokeswoman for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. By that time, Staley-Ferry said she had already fled the state and had returned to the Midwest, eventually going back to Joliet, her hometown.
.Jacinto said Staley-Ferry’s case was before the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office’s “records retention time,” but that it appears Staley-Ferry was not 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 on a forgery conviction might probably be restitution and probation.
Lauren said she was unaware of the charges until she was already out of Arizona, although she find more information said she could not remember the exact time she departed.
The charges were dropped 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 status changes of the case.
The Herald-News reached out useful link to Staley-Ferry on Thursday, she said, while she cannot recall some of the details, she rejects the charge.
“I am alerted to that,” Staley-Ferry said. “Obviously, that was in the past.”
Lauren said the particular charges was “misdirected” and that there was “nothing there” regarding the charge.