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3 Checks Reported Stolen From Obama HQ



    UPDATE: Charges Filed...

    Three checks were reported stolen Wednesday from President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters.

    Chicago Police confirmed the theft was reported around 10:46 a.m. from the 100 block of East Randolph Street.

    Obama’s Midwest press secretary said the checks, reportedly totaling $50,000, originated from the president's headquarters in the Prudential Building and were supposed to be sent to vendors but ended up in the wrong hands.

    “Three checks we sent to vendors made it into the wrong hands," Ben Finkenbinder said in a statement, "and after learning of this, we notified the police. We’re pleased that they’re dealing with the issue swiftly, and don’t expect this to have any impact upon the campaign.” 

    Note: This post was originally published Sept. 20, 2012.