Kevin Wanner barred over CD sales
In January, 2016 FINRA barred broker Kevin Wanner formerly of Questar Capital Corporation and Woodbury Financial for his role in brokering certificates of deposit and selling unregistered securities.
In August, 2017 the North Dakota Securities Department made findings that Kevin Wanner, doing business as Precision Financial allegedly ran a Ponzi scheme for over fifteen years and victimized dozens of investors in a bogus CD scam as well as by selling unregistered securities. The findings by the North Dakota department state that Kevin Wanner pocketed most of the money raised from investors and used it to support his lifestyle, and to pay newly raised funds to older investors. Also as part of the North Dakota findings, Kevin Wanner was referred to the U.S. Attorney’s office for a criminal investigation.
Registration and disciplinary history
In order to lawfully sell investments to the public, a registered rep must either be registered or exempt from registration. Kevin Wanner was registered with Questar Capital Corporation from December, 2012 to December, 2015 and from December, 2006 to August, 2010. Between those two stints with Questar, he was affiliated with Woodbury Financial Services.
According to FINRA’s CRD disclosure report, Kevin Wanner has been the subject of one customer complaint and two regulatory investigations. He was also discharged by Questar in 2015 for allegedly making misrepresentations to an investor about the purported FDIC backing of a certificate of deposit he was selling.
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