Bachmann Aide Busted in Office Theft
Javier Sanchez fired following surveillance footage evidence
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jul 16, 2013 9:12 AM CDT
This June 11, 2013 file photo shows Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., arriving with staff member Javier Sanchez on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, file)

(Newser) – An aide to Michele Bachmann has been arrested for allegedly stealing from her congressional office; now Javier Sanchez has been fired, NBC4 reports. After thefts were reported in February and March, police laid a trap for the perpetrator: They put a pair of envelopes, one labeled "Petty Cash" and the other "Birthday Money," in the office with a hidden camera. Footage revealed a man taking one of the envelopes on June 14; Sanchez's boss says it was the aide. Sanchez denies the theft charges. "I may have taken a quarter once in a while, but I would pay it back," he told police, according to an affidavit.

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Jul 17, 2013 7:00 PM CDT
Did the same surveillance cameras catch Bachmann morphing into a human being from her normal lizard state?
Jul 17, 2013 6:42 AM CDT
oh good they caught a petty thief... now if they will start working on the real robbers... starting with Michele Bachmann
Jul 16, 2013 1:15 PM CDT
Well, we can see that she believes in training her staff.