Woman Fired by Wells Fargo for 1972 Shoplifting Conviction

May 7, 2012 Updated May 7, 2012 at 12:16 PM EDT

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Woman Fired by Wells Fargo for 1972 Shoplifting Conviction

May 7, 2012 Updated May 7, 2012 at 12:16 PM EDT

Does the punishment fit the crime from 40 years ago?

According to Milwaukee television station WTMJ, a Wisconsin woman recently lost her customer service job at a Wells Fargo location after a background check revealed a shoplifting conviction -- from 1972.

The woman, who worked at Wells Fargo for more than five years, is no longer eligible to work for the company, according to the WTMJ report.

Watch video and read the WTMJ story HERE.