The campaign committee reportedly contacted the Federal Election Commission with claims that they “fell victim to a fraud scheme.”
According to the outlet, the committee “claims they fell victim to a fraud scheme.”
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The Federal Election Commission was reportedly notified by West’s committee after it stated it found that “someone unaffiliated with the campaign” somehow gained access to its bank account. They alleged that the unnamed person paid off credit card bills to the tune of $3,999. The person reportedly “accessed the account three times between December and February” and the committee is looking to get their money returned.
However, that’s where there seems to be yet another problem; the report stated that the First Bank of Wyoming isn’t reimbursing the alleged lost cash despite the transactions being flagged. The status of this investigation is unclear, but it was reported that the FEC is doing a deep dive into what happened.
It is unknown how the person who is allegedly responsible for the transactions gained this access and if they knew anyone on West’s campaign committee.