In April 2010, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) barred BB&T Investment Services, Inc. stockbroker Laura Anne Potts from working for any FINRA-member brokerage firm in any capacity. Potts consented to FINRA’s findings that Potts used her access as a private banking associate to embezzle approximately $1,452,158 from customers’ checking and certificate of deposit (CD) accounts. FINRA found that BB&T broker Potts fraudulently withdrew money from customers’ checking and CD account in amounts ranging from $800 to $68,000. And when she did so, Potts falsely indicated that the customers had requested the withdrawal. But FIRA found that the BB&T customers neither authorized nor had knowledge of the withdrawals.

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Miami Office
Grand Bay Plaza
2665 S. Bayshore Drive
Penthouse 2B
Miami, FL 33133
Telephone: 786.628.8236

Los Angeles Office
Available by Appointment
2029 Century Park East
Century Plaza Tower
Suite 400N
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Telephone: 424.544.7930

New York City Office
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14 Wall St, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Telephone: 917.382.5217

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Northbridge Centre
515 N. Flagler Drive, Suite P-300
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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41000 Woodward Avenue,
Suite 350 East
Bloomfield Hills, Mi 48304
Telephone: 248.368.0182