Mexican singer Ana Bárbara sued Wells Fargo Thursday, alleging two employees looted more than $400,000 from her accounts and forced her to lose another $884,000 after she had to cancel a concert tour.
Bárbara, 45, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, also naming as defendants Wells Fargo employees Arturo Arias and Jorge Valdez. The allegations include negligence and deceit. She seeks more than $1.5 million in damages.
The bank is “well-known for creating a corrupt business culture which pressures its employees to lure customers into setting up multiple undesired accounts … thereby maximizing Wells Fargo’s profits while at the same time exposing its customers to needless costs and injuries,” according to the lawsuit.
Wells Fargo also has “adopted the practice of enrolling its customers in online banking and online bill paying without their consent,” the suit alleges.
A Wells Fargo representative did not immediately reply to an email seeking comment.
The suit states that Arias, a fan of Bárbara’s who had attended some of her performances, approached Bárbara, in April 2012 and “then proceeded to insinuate himself into (her) circle of friends and associates.”