A woman in Milwaukee is paying for a crime she committed 40 years ago
by losing her job. Wells Fargo found out during a background check that
she had shoplifted in 1972, and subsequently fired her. She thinks
she's already paid her time for that crime, but Wells Fargo's policies
Milwaukee says Yolanda claims she's a good employee, and has plenty of
certificates and photos to show her five years of service to the
"[I'm] very good at what I do for Wells Fargo," she says. "I think
there's more important things in life than something I did 40 years
But last week her supervisor walked her out of the door, because of a Wells Fargo policy.
"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 spokesman for Wells
Fargo told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
"I did do the crime and, you know, I had just come out of high
school," says Yolanda, noting that her job in phone customer service
doesn't involve her handling cash. She wants her job back, but her
termination letter says she's no longer eligible to work at the bank.
"I think I should get it back because it's something I did 40 years ago," she says. "I paid for it. I've changed my life."
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
A list of my faves
- The Curious Cat Lives
- This Could Happen To You
- Girls Doing Men
- Alltop Oddities
- Herald Police Blotter
- My Man Mumbles
- Girl power at its finest
- Super cool T's
- Straight Talk