Clayton Wertz, Formerly of First Canterbury Securities, Barred from FINRA for Creating False Account Statements

Clayton Wertz allegedly created false brokerage account statements to help a client secure and maintain a multi-million dollar bank loan and line of credit.

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Former First Canterbury Securities Broker Clayton Wertz (CRD#:2931973) has been barred by FINRA for allegedly creating false brokerage account statements for a client showing approximately $2 million worth of securities even though the client’s account was never funded. The false account information was then used to secure a $1.8 million loan.

According to FINRA, Mr. Wertz received $10,000 on behalf of the client with a promise of more investing in the future in addition to $40,000 each time Mr. Wertz provided a fabricated monthly account statement to a bank.

The fabricated account statements allowed the client to get additional loans and increase their line of credit, both of which they eventually defaulted on. The bank suffered losses in excess of $3.2 million.

Other employers included First Financial Equity Corporation (2015–2016); Aspen Equity Partners, LLC (2012–2015); and Southwest Securities, Inc. (2007–2012) according to BrokerCheck.

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