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Wells Fargo Employee Fired For Shoplifting 40 Years Ago

Wells Fargo has fired one of their employees after discovering she shoplifted in 1972.

Yolanda Quesada had worked in the customer service department at Wells Fargo in Milwaukee for more than five years when the company decided to run a background check on her. After noticing the shoplifting charge, the company fired her.

“We are bound by federal law that generally prohibits us from hiring or continuing the employment of any person who we know has a criminal record involving dishonesty or breach of trust," a Wells Fargo spokesperson said.

Quesada said she was a good employee and had won awards at the company. "I did do the crime and, you know, I had just come out of high school,” Quesada said.

Why did the woman’s background all of a sudden become an issue five years after she started working there? Did the company randomly decide to conduct background checks on all their current employees?
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Posted by Ariel Brouillard on May 07, 2012

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