Checks stolen from Obama campaign

A small number of checks sent by the Obama campaign to vendors have been stolen.

The campaign's Midwest press secretary, Ben Finkenbinder, said three checks were lost.

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

The Chicago police confirmed to The Associated Press that nobody was currently in custody for the stolen checks.