VP of Wells Fargo branch files whistleblower lawsuit against bank
After news broke last fall that Wells Fargo was caught creating fake accounts in the names of unsuspecting customers, the banking giant fired more than 5,000 employees, saying management was unaware these workers were gaming the system in order to meet performance quotas.
But Marc Tupler, a former vice president at the Santa Fe Wells Fargo branch on Washington Avenue at Paseo de Peralta, says his superiors knew exactly what was happening. Now he claims in a lawsuit that he was fired for raising the issue with his supervisors.
His suit in state District Court alleges wrongful discharge, malicious breach of contract, and intentional infliction of mental and emotional distress.