​Wells Fargo faces California criminal probe into possible identity theft

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - Wells Fargo & Co. faces an investigation by California Attorney General Kamala Harris seeking to determine whether criminal identity theft occurred in the bank's fake accounts scandal, her office confirmed Wednesday.

Harris has demanded Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) turn over extensive information on California customers who had unauthorized accounts opened in their names.

That includes information about fees on those accounts and the names of the Wells Fargo employees who opened the unauthorized accounts, the Los Angeles Times first reported, after getting details on the state's warrant and related documents through a public records request.

It's not clear who is being targeted in the investigation, whether it's the bank's low-level workers, senior executives or the bank itself.

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