Joliet Man and Accomplice Accused of Stealing Obama Campaign Checks
Jessie Adams is charged with organizing a financial criminal enterprise for allegedly orchestrating the theft and helping open accounts in which to deposit the money.
A Joliet man is being described as the ringleader of a three-man operation that stole nearly $50,000 in checks from President Barack Obama's Chicago campaign headquarters.
Jessie Adams, 36, has been charged with organizing a financial criminal enterprise and is being held in Cook County Jail on $100,000 bail, according to a story in the Chicago Tribune.
Adams is accused of enlisting the help of Willard Elam, 48, of Dolton, and a third man who's not yet been arrested in opening bank accounts in Dolton and South Holland in the name of legitimate businesses that do work for Obama for America and then depositing checks into them, the story said.
None of the men work for the campaign and it's unclear how they were able to obtain the checks, the story said.