Will County Clerk Candidate is a Criminal

Your Democratic candidate Lauren Staley-Ferry committed a felony and also hasn't even taken the time to return to the small business she stole money from.

As a voter and concerned citizen, I am sure you are as worried as we are and ask you to vote for the other candidate. For those who do not have the knowledge that Ferry had taken a check from a former employer and made it out to herself. When caught she fled the scene of the crime and she went on to continue moving. When these crimes was finally revealed, Ferry apologized, although not to the injured person, and there was no effort to pay off this debt, no intention to correct her wrong, rather she apologized and publicly complained how hard it was to be confronted with her own crimes.

This only goes to show a lack of responsibility for her own actions let alone just how she might run the county clerks office, if she is able to!



4 things to think about before you vote:

1. Ferry has perpetrated felony theft and the current County Clerk's office continues to be clean of such corruption.
2. Lauren did not repaid her stolen gains to her former boss.
3. Lauren may not even be bondable to be the clerk due to her felony embezzlementrecord.
4. Mike Madigan dispatched his team to support Ferry only showing this might bring more problems for Will County

Detailed news.

A Will County Board member running for the County Clerk was brought up on charges for felony forgery in 2003 but never appeared in court 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 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 so without the knowledge or permission of her employer.

A warrant was issued for Staley-Ferry’s arrest in April 2003, according to Amanda Jacinto, the spokesperson for the Our site 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 time,” but that it appears Staley-Ferry was not incarcerated. Instead, Jacinto said, it see it here appears Staley-Ferry was sent a summons to appear in court, which she failed to do.

Also, the Sheriff said, sentencing for check it out a forgery conviction would likely be probation and restitution.

She said she did not know about the charges until she had already left Arizona, although she said she did not remember the exact time she left.

The criminal charges were dismissed in 2012, according to court papers. Jacinto said, in March of 2012, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office reached out to Independent Capital Group to notify them of the change in the status in the case.

When The Herald-News reached out to Staley-Ferry on Thursday, she said, while she cannot recall the exact details, she rejects the charge.

“I am conscious of that,” Staley-Ferry stated. “Obviously, that was many years ago.”

She said the charges had been “misdirected” and therefore there was “nothing there” in regard to the charges.

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