Anthony Gray of Baton Rouge, Louisiana submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for allegedly misappropriating funds from two elderly client bank accounts. Mr. Gray first became associated with FINRA in 2012 through a member firm. In July 2013, Mr. Gray became registered with Edward Jones; he remained there until his termination in October 2015.
FINRA found, between December 2013 and September 2015, Mr. Gray misappropriated $138,000 from two Edward Jones customers. Mr. Gray allegedly convinced the clients to transfer funds from their firm account to their personal banking account as well as provide him with blank checks to pay for alleged firm fees. Instead of using the blank checks to his alleged intention, FINRA found that Mr. Gray made the checks payable to himself or a business he is affiliated to.