Wells Fargo fires over 100 employees for Covid-19 relief fund misuse

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Wells Fargo & Co WFC.N has fired about 100 to 125 employees for unethically availing themselves of coronavirus relief funds, according to a source familiar with the matter.

The bank believes some of its staffers made “false representations in applying for coronavirus relief funds for themselves”, defrauding the US Small Business Administration, David Galloreese, head of Human Resources, said in an internal memo seen by Reuters. The abuse was tied to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and outside the employees’.

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