Patrick Landon Garrett, a former Registered Representative with the Nashville, Tennessee branch of Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc., submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which he consented to, but did not admit to or deny, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) sanctions and findings that he intentionally and knowingly misrepresented his customer’s account value and attempted to make the customer whole by misusing other customers’ funds.
According to FINRA, Patrick Garrett, of Franklin, Tennessee, misrepresented his customer’s account value by approximately $200,000 in order to conceal the decreased value of her investments. Mr. Garrett allegedly told his customer that her printed and online statements were not accurate due to settlement date issues, which was false. Additionally, FINRA found that Mr. Garrett attempted to make the customer whole by misusing other customers’ funds to buy the initial public offering (IPO) shares in the first customer’s account, resulting in investment losses of over $34,000 to the other customers. Consequently, Patrick Garrett was permanently barred from association with any FINRA member in any capacity. Continue reading →