Edward Jones Broker Named in FINRA Complaint for Converting Funds of Elderly Client with Dementia

Austin Wayne Morton, a previously registered broker with Edward D. Jones & Co. L.P. (Edward Jones), was named a Respondent in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) complaint alleging that he converted $36,000 from his former customer, an elderly man suffering from dementia. According to the FINRA complaint, Austin Wayne Morton, of Spiro, Oklahoma, allegedly kept $22,000 in cash that his elderly customer, whom Mr. Morton apparently knew since childhood, had withdrawn from his closed IRA account.  Mr. Morton is alleged by FINRA to have used those funds for his own benefit.

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