For Jessie Adams and Willard Elam the answer is obviously, “No.”
Bail was set at $100,000 and $75,000 today for Adams and Elam, respectively, who have been charged with stealing two checks from President Barack Obama‘s headquarters in Chicago and depositing them into fraudulent bank accounts.
A judge set bail higher for Adams, who is charged with “organizing a financial criminal enterprise.” Allegedly following Adams’ orders, Elam, “charged with continuing a financial crime enterprise,” and another man still at-large, opened the bank accounts at separate TCF bank branches in the suburbs of Chicago under the pretext of working with the Obama campaign.
Chicago Tribune reports:
Cook County prosecutors said Elam and the unnamed man were accompanied by Adams and pretended to be business owners of actual companies that work with Obama’s presidential campaign.
They opened up the accounts on Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 at TCF Bank locations in two different grocery stores and presented fake documents to open the bank accounts before depositing the checks, one valued at $24,857 and the other at $23,839, prosecutors said.