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Sat Feb 11, 2017, 10:52 PM

Wells Fargo employee suit to be heard in Rapid City

SIOUX FALLS | Nearly a dozen former employees of Wells Fargo in several states are suing the bank in federal court in Rapid City, alleging they were fired for minor criminal charges that had already been disclosed when they were hired.

The criminal records surfaced when Wells Fargo hired a company to conduct background checks on employees, the Argus Leader reported. The background checks were conducted to comply with a 2008 federal law that prohibited banks and mortgage lenders from employing people convicted of crimes involving dishonesty.

In some cases, the criminal charges were decades old and had been expunged or dismissed from employees' records. According to the suit, the former employees' backgrounds didn't bar them from employment in the industry. The suit alleges that some employees were told the criminal charges wouldn't affect their employment.

Among the employees is Kathryn Eastman, who was fired in 2012 because she had stolen a hairbrush in 1982. She had previously passed two background checks and had informed the bank of her history, which she was told wouldn't affect her employment.

Read more: http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/wells-fargo-employee-suit-to-be-heard-in-rapid-city/article_b743ea49-c086-5421-938b-a7052cd0cd9c.html

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Sat Feb 11, 2017, 10:56 PM

1. Wellls-Fargo? Seriously!

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

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