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Checks stolen from Obama’s campaign headquarters in Chicago
Sun Times ^ | 9-19-12 | Stefano Esposito

Posted on 09/19/2012 9:54:39 PM PDT by STARWISE

Updated: September 19, 2012 11:47PM

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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: campaign; chicago; obama; theft
Hmmmm ..
1 posted on 09/19/2012 9:54:45 PM PDT by STARWISE
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To: RedMDer; trisham; TheOldLady; musicman; vox_freedom; JoeProBono; The Cajun; FReepers; All; ...

..ping


2 posted on 09/19/2012 9:55:38 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Party this weekend, good job boys!


3 posted on 09/19/2012 9:56:35 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: STARWISE

Peeps redistributing 0’s stash.


4 posted on 09/19/2012 9:57:09 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: STARWISE

Not stolen, redistributed.


5 posted on 09/19/2012 9:57:46 PM PDT by cruise_missile (')
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To: STARWISE

Oh so THAT’s how the money came to be spent on cocaine and a male prostitute.


6 posted on 09/19/2012 9:59:13 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: STARWISE

Bank of Riyadh or Caracas?


7 posted on 09/19/2012 9:59:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: STARWISE

That explains the mysterious first class airplane ticket to Chicago I got in the mail this evening.


8 posted on 09/19/2012 10:00:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: STARWISE

The money is probably some kind of pay-off, and they’re just claiming it is stolen money.


9 posted on 09/19/2012 10:00:29 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: STARWISE

They just stiffed some vendors. When will people learn that democrats don’t have to pay bills.


10 posted on 09/19/2012 10:02:53 PM PDT by Terry Mross (The Clintons seem to be very afraid of obama. Do they owe him their souls?)
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To: STARWISE

Haha! I hope these get cashed in Burkina Faso or somewhere similar. Props to whoever got a hold of them.


11 posted on 09/19/2012 10:03:00 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: STARWISE

Campaign with dogs, wake up with fleas.


12 posted on 09/19/2012 10:03:08 PM PDT by Lazamataz (RAGE MONKEY RULEZ!!!)
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To: STARWISE

They couldn’t pay the bill, so they lied! What’s new.... This will put off whomever they owe this $50,000 to. Hey, it’s in the mail but it got stolen. Dems lie!


13 posted on 09/19/2012 10:04:18 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: STARWISE

Just a bunch of people following Obama’s philosophy of redistribution of wealth..they are going to take that cash and spread it around just like Obama said


14 posted on 09/19/2012 10:07:53 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: STARWISE
Pssssssssst, it may have been an inside job.

ROTFLM'OBAMA'O

15 posted on 09/19/2012 10:09:46 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: ElkGroveDan
Yessiree! When they start turning on the bozo, they will handle him Chicago style...they'll rob and strip him blind, pick his bones and you will THEN see him for the truly INVISIBLE creature he always was.

This I pray. Amen.

16 posted on 09/19/2012 10:13:17 PM PDT by itssme
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To: STARWISE

I tried to cash one but it bounced.... /S


17 posted on 09/19/2012 10:15:55 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: STARWISE
Why did this make the paper?

First of all, we're talking checks, not cash. Nothing happens until the thief tries to cash the checks.

Second, how much is $50k to the Obama campaign? In 2008, he went through about three quarters of a billion getting elected.

18 posted on 09/19/2012 10:21:35 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: The Cajun

;)


19 posted on 09/19/2012 10:23:07 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Terry Mross
" Dog ate my homework "

and "somebody stole the checks"

20 posted on 09/19/2012 10:35:55 PM PDT by KTM rider
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To: STARWISE
"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."

Bullcrap. They probably never even wrote the checks. His campaign has notoriously been behind in paying vendors, etc. for services rendered. This is just their way of putting off payment for a while until the coffers have more money in them. Living on borrowed time.

21 posted on 09/19/2012 11:06:57 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: STARWISE

That’s nothing. Zero has stolen $6 trillion from our future (so far).


22 posted on 09/19/2012 11:13:43 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

An excellent point!


23 posted on 09/20/2012 12:05:24 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: STARWISE

“three checks we sent to vendors, made it into the wrong hands”......


24 posted on 09/20/2012 1:49:35 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: STARWISE

Obviously Bush did it. Has he been recently seen in Chicago wearing a letter carrier’s uniform?


25 posted on 09/20/2012 2:52:19 AM PDT by jmax (Full mag inserted, round in chamber, hammer is back...safety is OFF.)
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To: STARWISE

Not saying there’s any connection, but Obama has a new $40 million oceanfront retirement villa to pay for.


26 posted on 09/20/2012 2:56:59 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: cynwoody
I would immediately suspect anybody who accepts a check from the Obama campaign.
27 posted on 09/20/2012 3:08:51 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Fresh Wind

In Hawaii?


28 posted on 09/20/2012 6:33:28 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: STARWISE

Pay To the Order Of..........Nikoula Bessely Nikoula?


29 posted on 09/20/2012 6:37:50 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: sarasota
In Hawaii?

Of course, you don't really expect King Barry to live in Chicago for the rest of his life, do you?

30 posted on 09/20/2012 7:51:58 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: STARWISE

What goes around comes around, LOL!

It was just some redistributors, that’s all. How can O’ooboo complain about that?


31 posted on 09/20/2012 1:02:55 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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