Petty crime, pettier boss

Jon Bauer, Herald staff

Fickle and dimed: A 68-year-old Iowa man has declined Wells Fargo’s offer to give his job back to him after the mortgage company fired him in July when it discovered a conviction — from 1963 — for putting a cardboard disc in a dime slot of a coin-op washing machine.

In firing the man, Wells Fargo said that, had he just asked, they would have loaned him the dime, then rolled that loan into a credit default swap with other risky loans of small change and turned a profit on it by betting against it.

Fair warning: Puns ahead: A Canadian Conservative Party official, saying he wanted to test an online voting system, registered his dog “Pitou” and voted in a Liberal Party leadership race in New Brunswick.

Election officials should have known something was up when the dog voted for write-in candidates Mutt Romney and Bark Obama.

Forgive me, Father: A California woman has pleaded guilty to 17 counts of fraud for embezzling more than $100,000 from nuns at a Los Gatos convent where she worked.

The woman will likely be sentenced to time in prison, ordered to pay restitution and receive a sharp rap across the knuckles with a ruler.