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We’ll Forgo Security

If Rey Lopez had wanted to loot the bank, he thinks he could have — not, perhaps, of piles of cash, but “I had access to the computers, the desks, the registers, the furniture.” But apparently — and happily for Wells Fargo — all he took was a selfie. A Mesa, Ariz., branch of the bank was not staffed on Veterans Day, but it also was not locked, so when Lopez (having forgotten it was a holiday) went in to do his banking, he looked in vain for someone to help him. He called a bank office; someone picked up and sent the police. “We do appreciate this customer taking action to contact us right away and have reached out to thank him,” a Wells Fargo spokesman said. (AC/KPHO Phoenix) ...The latest innovation from Wells Fargo security: the thank-you note.
Original Publication Date: 15 November 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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