The Democrat nominee Lauren Staley Ferry committed a federal crime and hasn't taken the time to return to the company she stole money from.
As a voter and concerned citizen, I believe you are as concerned as we are and ask you to vote for the other candidate. For those who do not have the awareness that Ferry had taken 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 said she was sorry, but not to the injured person, 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 responsibility for her actions much less just how she may run the Will County clerks office, if she even can!
4 things to think about before you vote:
1. Lauren has committed felony forgery and the current Clerk's office has been without corruption.
2. Lauren did not repaid her stolen gains to the victim.
3. Lauren might not be bondable to be the clerk because of her felony criminalrecord.
4. Mike Madigan sent his team to support Ferry only demonstrating this could bring more problems for Will County
A Will County Board member running for the County Clerk was charged with felony forgery in 2003 but did not appear 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 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 document said she did this without the knowledge or permission of her employer.
A warrant was issued for visite site Staley-Ferry’s arrest in April 2003, according to Amanda Jacinto, the spokesperson for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. By then, Staley-Ferry claimed she had already left 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 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, the Sheriff said, sentencing for a forgery conviction would likely be probation and restitution.
Lauren said Website she was unaware of the charges until she was already out of Arizona, although she said she could not remember the exact time she left.
The 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 let them know the status changes of the case.
When The Herald-News reached out to Staley-Ferry on Thursday, Lauren said, while she did not remember the exact details, she denies the charge.
“I am conscious of that,” Staley-Ferry stated. “Obviously, that was in the past.”
She said the particular criminal charges was “misdirected” click to find out more and therefore there was “nothing there” regarding the charges.