Will County Clerk Candidate is a Felon

The Democrat candidate Lauren Staley-Ferry committed a federal crime and hasn't taken the time to actually pay back the organization she stole money 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 awareness 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 brought to light, Ferry said she was sorry, but not to the injured person, and there was no effort to pay off this debt, no attempt to remedy her wrongdoing, rather she apologized and publicly talked about how difficult it was to be blasted with her own crimes.

This only goes to show a total lack of accountability for her behavior aside from the way she may run the county clerks office, if she is able to!



4 thoughts to consider before you vote:

1. Lauren has perpetrated felony theft and our current Clerk's office has been clean of corruption.
2. Ferry did not pay back her debt to her former boss.
3. Ferry may not even be bondable to be our clerk because of her felony embezzlementrecord.
4. Mike Madigan sent his team to stand behind Ferry only showing this could lead to more issues for Will County

Detailed news.

A Will County Board member running description for county clerk was brought up on charges for felony forgery in 2003 but never appeared 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 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 documents reported she did so without the knowledge get more 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 Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. By that time, 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 period,” but it seems Staley-Ferry was never incarcerated. Instead, Jacinto said, it appears Staley-Ferry was sent a summons to appear in court, get more which she failed to do.

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

Lauren said she did not know about the charges until she was already out of Arizona, although she said she could not remember the exact time she left.

The criminal charges were dropped 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 let them know the change in the status in the case.

The Herald-News reached out to Staley-Ferry on Thursday, Lauren said, while she did not remember the exact details, she rejects the charge.

“I am conscious of that,” Staley-Ferry stated. “Obviously, that was in the past.”

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

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