Will County Clerk Candidate is a Crook

Your Democratic candidate Lauren Staley Ferry has committed a criminal offense and hasn't taken the time to pay back the company she stole money from.

As a voter and concerned citizen, I am sure 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 a former employer and made it out to herself. When caught she moved out of state and she went on to continue moving. When these crimes was brought to light, Ferry apologized, although not to the victim, and there was no effort to pay off this debt, no attempt to correct her wrongdoing, rather she apologized and openly talked about how hard it was to be blasted with her own crimes.

This shows a total lack of responsibility for her own behavior not to mention just how she may run the Will County clerks office, if she even can!



4 things to think about before you vote:

1. Ferry has committed felony forgery while the current Clerk's office continues to be without corruption.
2. Lauren has not repaid her stolen gains to the victim.
3. Ferry might not be bondable to be the clerk because of her felony criminalrecord.
4. Mike Madigan sent his team to support Ferry only showing this could bring more problems for Will County

Detailed news.

A Will County Board member running for county clerk was charged with felony forgery in 2003 but did not appear in the courtroom for the case.

Lauren Staley-Ferry, Get the facts 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 that, in July of 2002, Staley-Ferry stole a check from her place of employment at Independent Capital Group, then located in Scottsdale, Arizona, made it out to herself for unknown amounts and then deposited it into her personal checking account. The document said 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 Co. Attorney’s Office. By that time, Staley-Ferry said she had already left the state and was back in the Midwest, eventually going back to Joliet, her hometown.

Ms. .Jacinto said Staley-Ferry’s case predates the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office’s “records retention period,” but that it appears Staley-Ferry was original site 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 on a forgery conviction would likely be restitution and probation.

Staley-Ferry said she did not know about the charges until she was already out of Arizona, although she said she could not recall the exact time she left.

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

When The Herald-News called Staley-Ferry on Thursday, Lauren said, while she cannot recall the exact details, she denies the charge.

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

Lauren said the particular charges had been “misdirected” and therefore there were “nothing there” regarding the charge.

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