Felony Ferry Runs For Will County ClerkThe Democrat nominee Lauren Staley Ferry committed a criminal offense and also has not taken the time to actually return to the company she had stolen 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 knowledge that Ferry had taken a check from her place of employment and forged his signature. When caught she fled the scene of the crime 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 pay off this debt, no intention to fix her wrong, rather she apologized and publicly complained how difficult it was to be blasted with her own mistakes.
This shows a total lack of accountability for her actions much less just how she might run the Will County clerks office, if she is able to!
4 things to think about before voting:
1. Ferry has perpetrated felony theft while the current County Clerk's office has been without corruption.
2. Lauren did not pay back her stolen gains to the victim.
3. Lauren might not be bondable to be the clerk due to her felony embezzlementrecord.
4. Mike Madigan dispatched his team to back up Ferry only showing this might lead to more issues for Will County
A Will County Board member running for the County Clerk was brought up on charges for 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 see this page 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 stole 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 document said she did so like it 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, the spokesperson for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. By then, advice Staley-Ferry said she had already left 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 that it appears Staley-Ferry was never arrested. 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 was unaware of 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 let them know the status changes in the case.
When The Herald-News reached out to Staley-Ferry on Thursday, she said, while she did not remember some of the details, she denies the charge.
“I am aware of that,” Staley-Ferry stated. “Obviously, which was in the past.”
She stated the criminal charges was “misdirected” and therefore there were “nothing there” regarding the charge.