FINRA fined Scott Howard Altman, a broker with Raymond James & Associates in RIchfield, Ohio, $5,000 and suspended him for 20 days to resolve allegations that he executed transactions in a customer account without the customer’s knowledge or authorization.
Altman received fraudulent emails from someone purporting to be the customer requesting wire transfers. Since the requested wire transfers exceeded the available cash in the account, Altman liquidated mutual funds totalling $26,000 and sold equities of $84,570 to fund the bogus wire transfers, without the customer’s knowledge or authority.
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