Sharon Fall Barred by FINRA and CFP Board

CFP Board Disciplines Sharon Fall.

In October, 2016 the Certified Financial Planner Board’s Commission of Discipline and Ethics announced the discipline of former LPL Financial, International Assets Advisory and Simplicity Wealth rep Sharon Fall by issuing a permanent bar and a prohibition against her using the CFP designation and certification.  Fall, of Chester, Maryland had failed to file an answer to the CFP Board’s complaint seeking answers on her FINRA bar, and her terminations from two FINRA broker dealers.

The CFP Board was seeking to investigate Fall’s recent history in the securities industry. Their complaint alleged that Fall had been terminated from a member firm for borrowing money from clients, had been terminated from another firm for communicating with clients before her license was approved, and had been barred by FINRA for refusing to cooperate into a FINRA investigation that she had improperly borrowed money from clients.   In addition, the state of Maryland filed an administrative proceeding against Fall alleging that she engaged in dishonest and unethical conduct by borrowing money from clients.  The action resulted in a licensing bar and a $15,000 fine

Registration and disciplinary history

In order to lawfully sell investments to the public,  a registered rep must either be registered or exempt from registration.  Sharon Fall is not presently registered, and has accepted a permanent bar from FINRA.

According to FINRA’s CRD disclosure report, Sharon Fall has been the subject of one customer complaint and two regulatory investigations.

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