Checks stolen from President Obama's campaign headquarters

Checks stolen from President Obama's campaign headquarters

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CHICAGO - MAY 12: People work during a tour of U.S. President Barack Obama's re-election headquarters during a tour of U.S. President Barack Obama's re-election headquarters May 12, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The office occupies a reported 50, 000 square feet of the Prudential Plaza office building, one block south of Obama's 2008 campaign headquarters. (Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images)

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AP

Posted on September 20, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Updated Thursday, Sep 20 at 8:24 AM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Three checks for campaign services have been stolen from President Barack Obama’s national campaign headquarters in Chicago.

Midwest Press Secretary Ben Finkenbinder says the checks were to be sent to vendors but “made it into the wrong hands” and that the campaign notified police. He adds that he doesn’t expect the theft to have any impact on the campaign.

He would not say how much money the checks were for or provide other details on the theft.

Chicago police would not comment Thursday beyond confirming that a theft was reported at that address and that no one was in custody.

WFLD-TV reports that two squad cars were seen outside the building Wednesday, and that officers who responded to the call were seen leaving the building with brown manila envelopes.

Information from: WFLD-TV

 

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