AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Besides the almost $5,000 in back wages the employees are asking, Spherion could end up paying more in fines. Valid claims would entitle the workers to about $72 for each day they did not receive payment. The company has already taken care of most of the reported pay problems, said Kip Havel, Spherion’s spokesman. “Because of the magnitude of (Katrina) and the short span of time we had to start the call center there were some complications with the site, but we believe all the problems have been resolved or are near being resolved,” Havel said. An ongoing FBI probe into a scheme that diverted Red Cross funds meant for Hurricane Katrina victims has resulted in 14 charges of federal wire fraud. Some of the 14 suspects worked for the call center. The others picked up checks or tried to pick up checks they weren’t entitled to after getting access numbers from suspects working at the center. BAKERSFIELD – A Red Cross call center involved in an FBI investigation is adding payroll complaints to its list of woes. The state Division of Labor Standards Enforcement has received 14 complaints from workers hired through the staffing agency Spherion. They said they are owed nearly $5,000 total in unpaid wages. “I am the kind of person who has to live paycheck to paycheck,” said Shannon Wilson, an employee at the center. The 27-year-old single mother of three said she tried to get her paycheck for weeks before filing a complaint. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!