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$50,000 in checks sent from Obama campaign stolen

Updated: October 21, 2012 3:06PM

Three checks sent out from President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters in Chicago have been stolen — a total of $50,000, according to a TV news report — and police are investigating.

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

The Obama campaign would not confirm the total amount of the checks but Fox Chicago News reported campaign staffers called police Wednesday to report a theft of about $50,000 in checks intended to pay for campaign expenses.

Obama’s headquarters are in the Prudential Building, overlooking Grant Park, at 130 E. Randolph. Asked about the Obama campaign theft, Chicago Police would only confirm that they are investigating a theft in the 100 block of East Randolph.

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