Lexington, North Carolina
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Charles Eugene Crotts (CRD #5354524, Registered Representative, Lexington, North Carolina-not currently registered, previously with Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. and prior to that American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc.) submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which he was barred from association with any FINRA member in any capacity. Without
admitting or denying the findings, Crotts consented to the described
sanction and to the entry of findings that he failed to appear and
provide on-the-record testimony, as FINRA requested. The findings
stated that the request was regarding allegations that Crotts improperly borrowed money from a customer of his member firm, made unsuitable investment recommendations to a customer, and engaged in undisclosed outside business activities.
The findings also stated that Crotts borrowed $30,000 from a firm customer without providing notice to, or receiving permission from, his firm to borrow from the customer.
(FINRA Case #2012032962301)
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