Rapper Kanye West’s unsuccessful presidential bid draws attention once again as his campaign committee claims that they were the victims of a scam.
According to TMZ, thousands of dollars were stolen from the campaign and allegedly used to pay off someone’s credit card bill.
The Federal Election Commission says that Kanye 2020 shared with them that someone who was unaffiliated with the campaign was able to access the committee’s bank account to withdraw $3,999 to pay off their bank statements.
A letter was issued to the FEC on Tuesday (May 24) and states that an investigation proved that the account was accessed three times in Dec. 2021 and Feb. 2022. The campaign says that they were unsuccessful in getting the money back from the First Bank of Wyoming.
"It has been determined that the disbursement for $1474 on 12/9/21, $1280 on 2/8/22 and $1245 on 2/22/22 was an external fraud situation," the letter reads according to Insider. "After investigating, it was determined that an individual not connected with the campaign accessed a campaign account to pay his own credit card."
According to FEC records, the Kanye 2020 campaign still had $392,000 in cash on hand as of Mar. 31.
Currently, no arrests have been made as the FEC is still gathering more information on the incident.
In case you missed it, the rapper who now goes by Ye ran for office back in 2020 but entered the race late. He was still able to be placed on the ballot in several states and ended up with 66,636 votes.