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No, Really, How Many of Obama’s Donations Are With Stolen Credit Cards?


Remember this story about the North Kansas City couple?

Steve and Rachel Larman say a strange credit card charge appeared on their statement this month — a $2300 donation to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.

Now take a look at this story:

Not long ago, the Obama campaign called [Mary Biskup of Manchester, Missouri] to ask why she donated $174,800, which was just $172,500 above the legal limit.

“That’s an error,” she said.

Biskup told the Post that someone must have use her name but other people’s credit cards to donate the money since no charges ever showed up on her bill.

The Obama campaign says they noticed the problem on its own and refunded all the money.

“As we reviewed our contributions and the more than 100,000 pages of our report, we noticed repeat donations from one contributor and proactively contacted the donor to verify whether the contributions were appropriate,” said Obama spox Ben LaBolt. “We refunded all of the contributions and contacted authorities when we determined Ms. Biskup had not made them.”

Interesting. Two cases of credit card fraud, used for the same purpose, in the same state.

Do you think the person who did this to Mary Biskup only did it once?

Tags: Barack Obama , Bill Richardson , Chris Dodd , Fred Thompson , Hillary Clinton , Horserace , Joe Biden , John Edwards , John McCain , Mike Huckabee , Mitt Romney , Newt Gingrich , Rudy Giuliani , Sarah Palin , Something Lighter , Tommy Thompson


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