APPEAL WORKS: Fired Man Gets Job Back

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A Des Moines man who was fired by Wells Fargo because of a nearly 50 year old prank has his job back.

In 1963 Richard Eggers was caught putting cardboard dimes into a machine at a laundromat.

Wells Fargo fired the 68-year-old this year after a background check turned up the conviction. Wells Fargo says it was complying with a federal law that bars people who’ve violated certain financial laws from working for banks.

The Des Moines Register reports that Eggers appealed his firing to the FDIC and was given a waiver.

Among those who came to Eggers’ aid during his appeal was Sen. Charles Grassley.