President Obama’s Chicago staff tried to mail three checks worth about $50,000 to campaign vendors, but the checks were stolen — and there’s no evidence of someone broke into the office.
“Three checks we sent to vendors made it into the wrong hands, and after learning of this we notified police,” campaign spokesman Ben Finkenbinder told the local Fox affiliate, which first reported the theft. “We’re pleased that they’re dealing with the issue swiftly, and we don’t expect this to have any impact upon the campaign.”
According to Fox, “Sources say there is no evidence that the office was broken into, but the theft is not believed to be an ‘inside job.’”Here’s more from on the story:
Three checks being mailed to vendors as payment for campaign services were apparently pilfered before they even made it past the building’s front door. Sources tell FOX Chicago that two of the checks were for over $20,000 apiece. At least one of the checks had already been deposited into a downtown bank account.