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How the theft of a single dime cost this dude his job with Wells Fargo
Um, this is just insane. On Feb. 2, 1963, Richard Eggers tried to put a piece of cardboard in the shape of a dime into a washer at a laundromat. He got convicted of “operating a coin changing machine by false means,” which sounds like the silliest thing in the world to get charged with, right? Yeah, it was pretty dumb. Recently, Eggers lost his job with Wells Fargo. Why? Well, the company, in an effort to follow new federal guidelines designed to stop white-collar criminals, did a background check on Eggers. They found the dime story, classified it as fraud — and fired him. Wells Fargo says they had to do it, because they were facing million-dollar-per-day fines for noncompliance. Anyone think they were just looking for an excuse to fire this guy? (photo by Andrea Melendez/The Des Moines Register; ht LoweringTheBar)

How the theft of a single dime cost this dude his job with Wells Fargo

Um, this is just insane. On Feb. 2, 1963, Richard Eggers tried to put a piece of cardboard in the shape of a dime into a washer at a laundromat. He got convicted of “operating a coin changing machine by false means,” which sounds like the silliest thing in the world to get charged with, right? Yeah, it was pretty dumb. Recently, Eggers lost his job with Wells Fargo. Why? Well, the company, in an effort to follow new federal guidelines designed to stop white-collar criminals, did a background check on Eggers. They found the dime story, classified it as fraud — and fired him. Wells Fargo says they had to do it, because they were facing million-dollar-per-day fines for noncompliance. Anyone think they were just looking for an excuse to fire this guy? (photo by Andrea Melendez/The Des Moines Register; ht LoweringTheBar)

September 7, 2012 // 18:48 // 1 year ago
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    So it’s okay for wells to break rules but if some one is possible of break a rule, they wanna terminate them. Hypocrisy
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    The world we live in is getting more ridiculous every day.
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    Geez.
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    I have no words to explain how stupid you people are. Crime=crime, the guy tried to scam a WASHING MACHINE with fake...
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    First thing I thought was the fact that there should be a statute of limitations on a crime like that, especially since...
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    What. The. Fudge.
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    FUCKING RIDICULOUS
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