Calif. attorney general leads criminal probe of Wells Fargo
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Attorney General Kamala Harris is conducting a criminal investigation into whether employees at San Francisco-based Wells Fargo bank committed false impersonation and identity theft in the sales practices scandal that rocked the bank and cost its CEO his job, documents released Wednesday show.
A search warrant and supporting affidavit re- leased by the state Department of Justice show that agents sought evidence related to allegations that bank employees created up to 2 million bank and credit card accounts without customers’ approval in order to meet sales goals.
Wells Fargo spokesman Mark Folk said in an email that the bank is cooperating in providing the requested information.
The warrant was served Oct. 5.