Christopher Babcock Barred from the Securities Industry After Allegedly Converting Investor Funds
Christopher Babcock is barred from the securities industry after claims that he converted his customers’ money by placing it in his own brokerage account or a brokerage account of a third-party after encouraging his customers to withdrawal money from their investment accounts and transfer that money to Babcock to be used for purported investment purposes.
From early 2009 through July 2010, while registered with Citigroup and then Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Babcock received approximately $160,000 from customers to invest on their behalf, according to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). However, Babcock never invested the funds as the customers expected and converted the funds to his own use and benefit, and in some instances, deposited the funds in his personal brokerage account or a third party’s personal brokerage account, according to FINRA.
Babcock consented to being barred from the securities industry by FINRA without admitting or denying FINRA’s claims.
Investors who believe they lost money as a result of investment fraud or misconduct may contact the securities lawyers at Peiffer Rosca, Jason Kane or Joe Peiffer, for a free, no-obligation evaluation of their recovery options, at (585) 310-5140.