DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley is looking into the firing of an Iowa worker by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage over a minor crime in 1963 in the wake of new employment guidelines.
The Iowa Republican says he's inquiring into the enforcement of federal regulations that are meant to protect consumers from financial fraud not to "target employees who might have committed petty crimes that are decades-old."
Grassley's staff has also contacted Wells Fargo for information on how the bank is implementing the rules.
Sixty-8-year-old Richard Eggers was fired in July for putting a cardboard cutout of a dime in a washing machine at a Laundromat in Carlisle. He was convicted of operating a coin-changing machine by false means.
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