Employee Fired for 50-Year-Old Prank

August 29th, 2012 by JBWK

Richard Eggers’ story is making internet rounds as a lesson in unintended consequences.

Wells Fargo fired him from his customer-service job of seven years because of his criminal conviction. The bank cited new Dodd-Frank banking legislation that imposes tougher rules on banks hiring employees with checkered pasts.

His crime: using a cardboard cutout of a dime in a laundromat machine.

The year: 1963.

The bank confirmed his firing. He is seeking a waiver–allowed under the law–to get his job back.

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