Your Democratic nominee Lauren Staley-Ferry has committed a federal crime and also hasn't the time to pay back the company she stole money from.
As a voter and concerned citizen, I believe you are as worried as we are and ask you to vote for another candidate. For those who do not have the insight 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 brought to light, Ferry said she was sorry, although not to the injured person, and there was no attempt to pay off this debt, no attempt to fix her wrong, rather she apologized and publicly complained how hard it was to be blasted with her own mistakes.
This shows a total lack of responsibility for her actions let alone the way she might run the county clerks office, if she even can!
4 thoughts to consider before you vote:
1. Lauren has committed felony forgery while the current County Clerk's office has been clean of corruption.
2. Ferry has not pay back her debt to the victim.
3. Lauren might not be bondable to be our clerk due to her felony criminalrecord.
4. Mike Madigan dispatched his team to stand behind Ferry only showing this could bring more problems 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 employer at Independent Capital Group, then located in Scottsdale, Arizona, filled it out to herself for unknown my link amounts 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, the spokesperson 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 her hometown, Joliet.
Ms. .Jacinto said Staley-Ferry’s case was before the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office’s “records retention period,” her explanation but it seems 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, the Sheriff said, sentencing on a forgery conviction would likely be probation and restitution.
Staley-Ferry said she was unaware of the charges until she was already out of Arizona, although she said she did not recall exactly when she departed.
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 notify them of the change in the status of the case.
When The Herald-News called Staley-Ferry on Thursday, she said, while she did not remember several of the details, she rejects the charge.
“I am conscious of that,” Staley-Ferry stated. “Obviously, that my blog was in the past.”
She said the charges was “misdirected” and that there were “nothing there” regarding the charges.