Trying to save a dime is costing one former Wells Fargo employee a lot.
Robert Eggers, of Des Moines, Iowa, was fired from his job as a customer service representative at Wells Fargo after the bank discovered he was convicted of a minor crime for trying to put a cardboard dime in a laundromat washing machine in 1963. The FDIC granted him a waiver allowing him to legally work in the banking industry again, according to the Des Moines Register. But that doesn't mean he'll get his job back.
Eggers was fired under regulations that prohibit banks from hiring workers who've been convicted of dishonest crimes, but after appealing to the FDIC for a waiver, he's elgible to return to work. Problem is, Wells Fargo is making him reapply to get his old job back, The Des Moines Register reports.
Eggers isn't the only worker to be a victim of the rule that's primarily been affecting lower level employees. In fact, the FDIC is set to approve 74 waivers allowing workers to get around the regulations this year, a 252 percent increase from 2009, according to USA Today. Another Wells Fargo staffer, Yolanda Quesada, was fired in May when a background check revealed a shoplifting charge from 1972.