Oregon woman fired from bank job after giving struggling man $20 to get home for Christmas: report

Fox News | 1/18/2020 | Paulina Dedaj
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An Oregon woman claims she was fired from her bank job after helping a struggling customer get home to his family on Christmas Eve by giving him $20 of her own money.

Emily James worked as a senior banker at a U.S. Bank call center in Portland when she received a call from a customer last month whose paycheck had been placed on hold, The Oregonian reported.

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James worked to help Marc Eugenio, a Clackamas resident, get access to the more than $1,000 that should have been in his account before telling him to go to his local bank the next day to get the money cleared by a manager.

The following day, on Christmas Eve, Eugenio visited his local branch but because of the holiday, no one was able to help him.

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A devasted Eugenio called the 1-800 line from a gas station where, according to report, he was stranded with no money to fill his tank to get home.

He requested to speak to James, explaining what had happened before adding: “I wish I had just 20 bucks to get home.”

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James, realizing how close the man was, decided to act.

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Eugenio told the paper that the woman from the call center told him to wait for help, as she was just a few...
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