On a side note: Iowa and Nebraska rank 22nd and 23rd in terms of states with the most suspect accounts. California, with nearly 900,000, ranked first, followed by Arizona with about 179,000 and Texas with about 150,000.
The Wells Fargo scandal resulted in the firing of employees working in at least 24 bank branches in Nebraska and Iowa, at least seven of which were in Omaha, according to a World-Herald analysis of federal bank records and material the bank submitted to a U.S. Senate panel in September.
The total number of branches affected could be as high as 31.
In Nebraska, where the bank fired 47 people as a result of “sales-integrity violations,” employees were spread among up to eight Omaha branches, up to six Lincoln branches and as many as five branches in Grand Island, Kearney and Hastings.
In Iowa, the bank fired an unspecified number of employees at four branches in Des Moines, up to three branches in Davenport, up to two branches in Sioux City and one branch each in Grinnell, Indianola and Ottumwa.